Indiana man dies after crashing snowmobile

COLUMBIA CITY – A man died after crashing his snowmobile in Whitley County in northeastern Indiana.

According to investigators, Justin Hinen, 21, Columbia City, ran into a wire fence around a livestock pasture. Hinen had intentionally taken his snowmobile off-road to travel across a field. Another snowmobile driver accompanying him saw the crash and called 911.

Hinen died from apparent blunt force trauma to the neck and was pronounced dead around 2 a.m. Wednesday.


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