HEBRON – Two women suffered serious leg injuries Sunday afternoon when their snowmobile slammed into trees beside a trail, according to the Maine Warden Service.

Lt. Dan Menard of the Maine Warden Service said Sarah Proulx, 35, of Hebron and Natalie Brooks, 34, of Mechanic Falls were riding a 2015 Ski-Doo Renegade 900 ACE when Proulx hit ruts, lost control and the machine struck two maple trees, which stopped them instantly.

The women were taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Menard said.

Information on their conditions was not available Monday night.

Menard said “speed, trail conditions and inexperience were three contributing factors to the crash.”

Game wardens were assisted by Hebron Fire and Rescue and Minot Fire and Rescue, Menard said.

The crash was one of four that occurred throughout the state Sunday. It came on the heels of two snowmobile accidents on Saturday: One on Norway Lake that killed 52-year-old Gracie Herrick Onofrio of Norway; the other on Thompson Lake in Poland that killed 17-year-old Troy Marden of Amesbury, Massachusetts.

“With several snowmobile crashes reported this weekend, Maine Game Wardens urge the snowmobiling public to operate at a reasonable and prudent speed, obey all of Maine’s snowmobile laws, and be mindful of others using the trail systems,” Menard said.

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