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Eastern Iowa authorities are investigating a fatal snowmobile accident that happened late Friday night.

The crash happened around 11.30 p.m. near the town of Coggon. 

The Linn County sheriff’s office says the snowmobile driver struck a field fence in the ditch. 

The driver was thrown from the snowmobile and died.

Authorities aren’t releasing the man’s identity at this stage in keeping with the family’s wishes.

Another man riding alongside the victim also struck the fence but only suffered minor injuries. 

This was the third snowmobile accident in Linn County in two weeks.

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