DNR investigating fatal snowmobile crash

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a snowmobile accident that claimed the life of a 41-year-old Koontz Lake man.

The accident happened in Wanatah in La Porte County.

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, 41-year-old Jason Beecher was found dead near a parked tractor trailer on the Kaiser Farms property.

Investigators believe Beecher struck the back of the trailer while traveling at a high rate of speed.

Conservation Officer Tyler Brock inspected the snowmobile and did not find any mechanical issues with it.

The La Porte County Coroner's Office says Beecher was killed several hours before the accident was discovered.

The DNR says Beecher was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.

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