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Woman dies in northeastern Oregon snowmobile crash

January 16, 2020 GMT

WESTON, Ore. (AP) — A woman died in a snowmobile crash Wednesday while trying to traverse winter weather conditions to her home, according to the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office.

JoLynn Lieuallen, 58, was found dead on Lieuallen Road near Weston shortly before 6 p.m., the East Oregonian reported.

Family members said Lieuallen had parked at her mother’s house and was snowmobiling to her home because of poor road conditions. A family member who became worried after Lieuallen didn’t check in discovered the crash.

East Umatilla County Fire and Rescue and the sheriff’s office got to the crash scene with help from snowmobile operators and a snow cat operated by a Umatilla County Electric employee.