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UPDATE: 15-year-old killed in Seymour snowmobile accident identified

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THURSDAY 2/13/2020 10:47 a.m.

SEYMOUR, Wis. (WFRV) – The 15-year-old Seymour High School freshman who was killed in a snowmobile accident in Seymour on Wednesday has been identified.

The Outagamie County Coroner’s Office has identified the teenager as Konor Marks of the Black Creek area.

Marks was killed after an SUV collided with his snowmobile Wednesday morning on Highway VV east of French Road.

The Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office says a preliminary investigation shows Marks failed to stop at a trail stop sign before entering the roadway.

The driver of the SUV, a 37-year-old Seymour woman, was uninjured, as were the two children in the car with her. Officials say no charges are expected to be filed against the unidentified woman.

The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

15-year-old dead following snowmobile accident near Seymour

WEDNESDAY 2/12/2020 10:00 a.m.

SEYMOUR, Wis. (WFRV) – A 15-year-old boy is dead following a crash between a snowmobile and an SUV in Seymour early Wednesday morning.

The Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office says the call came in just after 7 a.m. Crews responded to the incident on Highway VV east of French Road.

Upon arrival, the Sheriff’s Office says the teenager, who had been riding on the snowmobile, was found injured. Officials say he later died on scene due to injuries sustained in the crash.

A preliminary investigation shows the SUV was westbound on Highway VV while the snowmobile was traveling southbound on the Oneida snowmobile trail.

The snowmobile reportedly failed to stop at the trail stop sign before entering the roadway. The SUV, driven by a 37-year-old Seymour woman, reportedly then struck the snowmobile.

Two children were also in the SUV at the time of the crash.

The teenager is a freshman at Seymour High School from Black Creek. Officials say he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

“We were deeply saddened to learn this morning that a 9th-grade student passed away because of a tragic snowmobile-car accident this morning,” school officials said during a Wednesday morning press conference.

The school district says they will provide counselors at all schools in the Seymour area and will remain available throughout the week.

The highway remains closed while authorities investigate the crash. The Sheriff’s Office says they do not anticipate charges to be filed against the driver of the SUV.

The identity of the teenager or those in the SUV have not been released at this time. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is assisting the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office in investigating the crash.

“It’s a very tough scene to investigate for our officers. Seymour is a tight-knit community, everybody knows everybody, including our officers that are there,” Lt. Ryan Carpenter told Local 5. “They knew family members, they knew friends. It’s tough to be out there.”

Lt. Carpenter went on to say that the crash is tough for all involved.

“It was tough for the driver that struck the snowmobile and then having two small children in the car. When we got there, we took them away from the scene and offered them services through our Outagamie County Victim Crisis Response Team.”

Lt. Carpenter says the two children in the SUV were on their way to school as well.

“Most of these officers have families so we can easily relate to what this family and these friends are going through and you can’t get a worse day in your life.”

Snowmobile accident closes Hwy VV north of Seymour

WEDNESDAY 2/12/2020 9:28 a.m.

SEYMOUR, Wis. (WFRV) – A snowmobile accident in Outagamie County caused Highway VV at Highway 55 to close north of Seymour on Wednesday morning.

The Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office is expected to hold a press conference after 9:30 a.m. at Seymour City Hall.

Local 5 has a crew en route to provide more information on this story.

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