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Second fatal snowmobile crash in the town of Webb

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Officials with the Town of Webb Police Department confirmed a second person was killed in a separate snowmobile crash in the Town of Webb.

Posted: Jan 13, 2019 10:20 PM
Updated: Jan 14, 2019 10:00 AM

WEBB, N.Y. -- Officials with the Town of Webb Police Department confirmed a second person was killed in a separate snowmobile crash in the town of Webb.

According to officers, Larry E. DeMarte, 72, of Hilton, N.Y., was killed in snowmobile accident on the Webb Trail System.

The Old Forge Fire Department and ambulance were called to trail #1 for a snowmobiler who had crashed into a steep ravine.

They said DeMarte failed to negotiate a curve and became airborne into a steep ravine and creek. The snowmobile rolled on top of DeMarte and he was trapped underneath it. 

Members of his riding crew attempted lifesaving efforts, but were unsuccessful.

After an investigation, it was determined the caause of the accident was imprudent speed.

Town of Inlet Police, a NYS Forest Ranger, and Morin's Towing Service of Thendara assisted at the scene.

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