FRANKLIN, Idaho — A Logan woman died over the weekend after she was thrown from a snowmobile.
Raysha Renee Nielsen, 21, was thrown off a snowmobile when it hit a tree, around 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Franklin Basin Area in Franklin County, Idaho, according to Franklin County Sheriff David Fryar.
Nielsen had been riding as a passenger when the snowmobile "suddenly accelerated" as the driver of the snowmobile was making a turn, witnesses told police. She was not responsive after the accident.
Franklin County search and rescue crews responded and "attempted lifesaving procedures," Fryar said, but they were unable to revive the woman.
Nielsen graduated from Sky View High School in 2010, raced snowmobile for Polaris, worked as a nail technician and has worked for Renegade Sports for 12 years, according to her Facebook page.
She leaves behind a husband and son.
— Whitney Evans
- Once paralyzed, Mormon missionary heading...
- Pleasant Grove pizza manager arrested for...
- Candlelight vigil held for critically injured...
- About Utah: They're best in the world
- Former Ute, NFL player brings holiday cheer...
- Two arrested in SLC homicide investigation
- Four being questioned in attempted murder of...
- Schools at top and bottom of Title I...
- A year later, a look at the Utah... 95
- Sugar House man intends to sue police,... 36
- Anti-police protests tie up traffic on... 33
- Couples celebrate one-year anniversary... 20
- What does a letter grade mean for my... 19
- Utah lawmakers recommend lowest-cost... 16
- Once paralyzed, Mormon missionary... 15
- Regulators, groups eye EPA rule on coal... 11