Two Lives Lost After Snowmobile Crash

Updated 5 years ago

Wardens say a man has died in a snowmobile crash, along with a fire chief who was on his way to rescue him.The Maine Warden Service says 37-year-old Jason Dodge crashed into a tree Friday night on a groomed trail in The Forks. While on the way to the scene, The Forks Fire Chief Brian Rowe suffered what authorities called a “critical medical episode” and died despite the efforts of emergency crews who had been at the snowmobile crash.The warden service is reminding snowmobilers to be careful. Though up to 26 inches of snow remains in the northern woods, the trails are showing signs of spring. Obstacles such as roots, rocks and open water crossings abound, and many trails are covered in ice.


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