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Bangor man dies in snowmobile crash  

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MEDFORD —  A 42-year-old Bangor man died on March 8 after he was unable to stop at a snowmobile trail intersection and crashed into the trees.


At approximately 12:20 p.m. Andrew Purdue was operating his 1993 Polaris XLT on ITS 83 near the Medford/Lake View Plantation town line when he passed a member of his riding party at a high rate of speed and then failed to stop at an intersection, sliding through it and then striking trees.


While initially responsive, Purdue soon lost consciousness. Efforts to revive him by CPR failed, and emergency medical personnel declared him dead at approximately 1:55 p.m. The Maine Warden Service was assisted by first responders and emergency medical personnel from Three Rivers Ambulance in Milo.

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