Ohio man killed as snowmobile runs off into ditch

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A man has been killed in a snowmobile accident in the snow belt of northeast Ohio.

The State Highway Patrol in Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO'-luh) identified the victim of Tuesday night's accident as 48-year-old Steven Pawlowski of Rome, Ohio.

Authorities say the snowmobile ran off the right side of the road, striking a ditch and then a tree just south of Interstate 90 in Austintown.

WEWS-TV (bit.ly/WKxOxz) reports that police believe alcohol may have been a factor.

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Information from: WEWS-TV, http://www.newsnet5.com

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