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HERMON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man from Hampden has died following a snowmobile crash in Hermon.

According to the Maine Warden Service, 41 year-old Austin Gardiner was riding his sled when he struck several trees near the shore of Hermon Pond.

Gardiner wasn't riding alone. Behind him was a 15 year-old boy who avoided the crash and is not injured.

Investigators believe both speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.

Corporal John MacDonald says this incident has been the 6th fatality of the snowmobiling season.

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