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Alcohol Ruled a Factor in Bad Snowmobile Crash

(Kingsbury, IN) - Alcohol is suspected in a severe injury snowmobile collision with a motor vehicle in Kingsbury over the weekend.


Alysen Walls, 21, of South Bend, was last reported in critical condition with a serious head injury from the Saturday night crash. According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the woman was a passenger on a snowmobile driven by Spencer Laskowski, 20, of Osceola.


Conservation Officer Alex Neel said the snowmobile was operating in a yard when it crashed into the front end of a motor vehicle parked in a driveway in the 300 block of U.S. 6.


Walls was flown by helicopter to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Laskowski was treated at Northwest Health in LaPorte for minor injuries.


Neel said the parked car had a driver in it, and the engine was running. 


Walls and Laskowski were not wearing a helmet or any other protective gear as recommended when riding on a snowmobile. Alcohol is considered a contributing factor in the crash. The blood-alcohol level of the driver has not been released.

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