Thomas Richey, New York snowmobiler, dies in Burk's Falls crash

Police in the Burk’s Falls area are investigating a second fatal snowmobile crash this week.
The OPP report Herb Bishop was snowmobiling on groomed Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) trail 711on Harrison Lake Road, McMurrich/Monteith Township when his snowmobile struck a tree. (Google)

Police in the Burk’s Falls area are investigating a second fatal snowmobile crash this week.

The Almaguin Highlands OPP report 49-year-old Thomas Richey of Tonawanda, N.Y., lost control of his snowmobile on a groomed and sanctioned trail Wednesday in Laurier Township.

He then collided with a snowmobile travelling in the other direction, and was ejected from his sled.

A post mortem was scheduled for today.

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