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One dead, second critically injured in head-on snowmobile crash

One man was killed and another hospitalized with critical injuries in a head-on crash involving two snowmobiles Saturday night in the Chautauqua County town of French Creek.

Reports came in at 11:40 p.m. of a serious injury snowmobile crash on trail 4F near Conway Road, and sheriff deputies along with the Findley Lake, Clymer, and Sherman fire departments responded.

At the scene, investigators found that two snowmobiles had crashed into one another.

Both men were taken to a local hospital by ambulance.

Matthew R. Teculver, 25, of Panama City was pronounced dead on arrival and the other driver, William C. Rick, 28, of Union City, Pa., is listed in critical condition, deputies said.

The cause of crash remains under investigation, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.