Whitewater man dead following snowmobile vs. tree crash

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WALWORTH CO. (WITI) —  37-year-old Michael Zielinski of Whitewater died Tuesday night, February 5th following a snowmobile vs. tree crash on private property in Whitewater Township.

Authorities responded to the scene around 11 p.m.

Upon arrival, officials found Zielinski  unresponsive near a 2002 Yamaha snowmobile, which had struck a tree on the property. CPR was performed, but life-saving attempts were unsuccessful, and Zeilinski was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say Zielinski was not wearing a helmet.

The cause of the crash is unknown and remains under investigation.