Woman killed in snowmobile accident

Alpine County rescuers responded to a snowmobile fatality at Blue Lakes Wednesday afternoon after a woman reportedly collided with a tree.

Alpine County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Michitarian said the accident occurred about 12 miles up Blue Lakes Road from Highway 88.

Another female who was also on the snowmobile was injured in the accident.

A California Highway Patrol helicopter was called to transfer the injured person for treatment. Members of the victims' family were at the scene.

Mitchitarian said Blue Lakes Road is a popular snowmobiling area.

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