Iowa Man Injured in Snowmobile Crash

Iowa Man Injured in Snowmobile Crash

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(Ogden-AP) -- An Iowa man is in good condition at a Utah hospital after a snowmobile crash near the Utah-Idaho border.

Cache County Sheriff's deputies say 59-year-old Gary Kelderman, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, and a rider on another snowmobile crashed into a tree coming down a steep area near the Left Fork area of Boss Canyon yesterday.

A third snowmobiler careened into Kelderman's sled.

Officers say the snowmobilers called for help on a cell phone and had a G-P-S which helped search and rescue teams locate them. Kelderman was airlifted to an Ogden hospital with a broken hip and was later transferred to L-D-S Hospital where he is in good condition.

The two other snowmobilers were not hurt. Utah State Park authorities are investigating the crash.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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