Snowmobile crashes in Lab City appear linked

Police in Labrador City suspect the same person was involved in two snowmobile crashes on Thursday afternoon.

Police in Labrador City suspect the same person was involved in two snowmobile crashes on Thursday afternoon.

In one case, after 3:30 p.m., the snowmobiler left the scene after colliding with a vehicle in the Stirling Crescent area.

The vehicle was extensively damaged, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said in a statement.

About an hour later, police learned that a snowmobile had crashed into a fence near a house.

"It is believed that it is the same individual responsible for the earlier collision with a vehicle," police said. "Both matters are believed to be linked and the investigations into these matters are continuing."

Police added they found an abandoned snowmobile.