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Published October 28, 2013, 01:49 PM

Wisconsin 13-year-old killed in snowmobile safety class

OSCEOLA, Wis. (AP) — A young girl who was participating in a snowmobile safety class was killed when her machine accelerated and crashed in western Wisconsin.

OSCEOLA, Wis. (AP) — A young girl who was participating in a snowmobile safety class was killed when her machine accelerated and crashed in western Wisconsin.

Police in Osceola say 13-year-old Sarah Thorsland was taking a class being taught by volunteers from the local snowmobile club on Saturday when her snowmobile suddenly accelerated and hit a loading dock. She was rushed to Osceola Medical Center, then airlifted to Regions Hospital in the Twin Cities and transferred to Gillette Children's Hospital.

KARE-TV reports the girl died on Sunday. Police say the young teen was wearing a helmet. Police and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are investigating the incident.

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