Man killed in snowmobile accident


MARTINSBURG — A 21-year-old Lewis County man was killed when his snowmobile crashed into a tree after midnight Saturday morning.

Sheriff’s deputies said Ladet J. Goutermout, of Copenhagen, was westbound on Rector Road at about 1 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road on his 2019 Polaris. Deputies said the snowmobile went off the pavement and hit a tree.

Goutermout was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.


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