21-year-old Copenhagen man killed in snowmobile accident

LOWVILLE, NY —  The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal snowmobile accident that occurred at about 12:58 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.

“Ladet J. Goutermout, 21, Copenhagen, was traveling west on the Rector Road in the town of Martinsburg on a 2019 Polaris snowmobile when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. Goutermout exited the roadway and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene,” deputies wrote.

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Lewis County Search and Rescue, Martinsburg Fire Department and Groff’s Towing.