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Cle Elum Man Dies After Snowmobile Hits Elk

CLE ELUM, Wash. - Kittitas County sheriff's deputies say a man was killed when his snowmobile hit an elk in Cle Elum. KNDU-TV reports that 25-year-old Joseph Heitman, of Cle Elum, died in the Saturday evening accident in Elk Meadows Park. Deputies say a preliminary investigation indicates the snowmobile was traveling at a high rate of speed and rolled after it struck the elk.

A passenger on the snowmobile was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with non-life threatening injuries.

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