HOULTON — A Maine man has died after his snowmobile hit a moose on a trail west of Houlton.

Maine wildlife officials said 51-year-old Leon Botting Sr. of Limerick died Friday afternoon.

They said Botting was riding with two friends on Shaw Camp Trail in Hammond Township. The friends were ahead of him on the trail when they looked back and did not see him. They went back to find him.

Wildlife officials say Botting was not able to stop when the moose stepped onto the trail. The animal also was killed in the accident.

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