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Elliston man dies in weekend snowmobile accident

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HELENA, Montana — A 54-year-old Elliston man died in a weekend snowmobiling accident in Powell County.

Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home says Lance Newman died early Saturday.

Sheriff Scott Howard said Monday it appeared Newman hit a tree while snowmobiling at night and that the snow machine landed on him. Howard was awaiting a coroner's report.

Howard says fellow snowmobilers called 911 at 5:22 a.m. Saturday.

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