Snowmobile Accident In Chautauqua County

January 24, 2011 Updated Jan 24, 2011 at 10:16 AM EDT

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Snowmobile Accident In Chautauqua County

January 24, 2011 Updated Jan 24, 2011 at 10:16 AM EDT

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY ( release) The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal snowmobile accident which occurred on Boutwell Hill Road, approximately 2/10 of a mile east of Hoisington Road in the Town of Cherry Creek.

Ryan D. Anderson was apparently riding with two other snowmobilers in a westerly direction on Boutwell Hill Road when he pulled away from the other riders.

The other two riders moments later came upon the scene where Anderson had crashed.

Anderson failed to negotiate a curve and struck a large snowbank. Upon striking the snowbank the snowmobile went airborne, and Anderson was ejected.

Anderson then apparently struck a tree.

The two other riders called 911 and provided first aid at the scene until EMS arrived. Efforts to revive Anderson were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Riles.

The accident remains under investigation.