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News from around Wisconsin (8:59 p.m. 12/27/09)

Man killed in snowmobile crash near Tomahawk

TOWN OF BRADLEY, Wis. (AP) — A 22-year-old Oxford man has died in a snowmobile crash in the Town of Bradley outside of Tomahawk in northern Wisconsin.

Lincoln County authorities say the crash was reported about 4:45 a.m. Sunday.

The victim’s snowmobile left a roadway and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk.

According to the county, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating, and considers speed and alcohol as contributing factors.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Milwaukee police investigate death of 6-month-old

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police are holding several people after the death of an infant.

Police spokeswoman Anne Schwartz said the 6-month-old girl died in a Milwaukee home on Friday. She said police have arrested several people as part of the investigation.

The identity of the child has not been released.

The spokeswoman said police have much work to do on the case and won’t release further information until Monday.

9-year-old boy killed while snowboarding

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy has died in a snowboarding accident near Black River Falls.

Jackson County sheriff’s officials said the boy was snowboarding Saturday afternoon on the property of his grandparents, who he was visiting for the holidays. According to preliminary reports, the boy slid onto a highway and was struck by a passing van.

The boy was flown to Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, but did not survive. His name has not been released.

The 19-year-old van driver was questioned by authorities.

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