JACKSON, Wyo. — Authorities say a Chicago man was killed in a snowmobile crash during a guided trip in northwestern Wyoming.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports 50-year-old Justin Heyman crashed into a deep gorge after he and another man became separated from their group on Togwotee Pass on Friday. The other man also ran into the ravine and knocked off a cornice that triggered an avalanche.

He suffered a minor knee injury and was buried for about half an hour before the group found him and dug him out.

Teton County Sheriff’s Detective Dave Hodges says a rescue helicopter was sent to the scene but was hampered by snow squalls and whiteout conditions.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.