A woman from western Maine is dead after a snowmobile crash on Monday.

The Maine Warden Service reports the crash happened Monday afternoon near Rangeley when 52-year-old Marjorie Davan of Oquossoc was driving her Polaris Pro S 600 sled with a group of friends. Davan was operating the third snowmobile in the group of four sleds as they traveled on ITS 84 in Lower Cupsuptic Township when she failed to negotiate a left-hand turn in the trail. Her sled crashed into several small trees and Davan was thrown from the machine.

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No one saw the crash happen, but the last member of her group was the first on the scene. They found Davan unresponsive and began performing CPR after calling 911. NorthStar Ambulance was the first to respond, but Davan passed away at the scene of the crash.

An initial investigation by the Maine Warden Service determined that the woman was likely traveling too fast as she entered the turn. Davan was wearing a helmet and officials say alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the accident.

The Maine Warden Service was assisted at the scene by NorthStar Ambulance, the U.S. Border Patrol, the Rangely Fire Department, and the Rangely Police Department.

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