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
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