Boonville, NY (WIBX) - A Forestport man was killed in a snowmobile accident at the Boonville Snow Festival.

According to Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol, 43-year old Peter Scouten lost control
of his snowmobile on the second lap of a three lap race, seperated from his sled and
slid head first into a snow enbankment.

Scouten was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center, were he was pronounced dead.

An investigation revealed that two other racers leading Scouten had made contact and
that incident may have contributed to Scouten losing controi.

The race featured vintage snowmobiles, but authorities say Scouten's sled was in very
good condition.