Bridgewater, NY (WIBX) - Speed appears to be a factor in a snowmobile crash that has claimed the life of a Frankfort man, according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.

Daniel Hubbell, 51, was riding his sled on Corridor Trail S78 between State Rt 8 and Mapledale Road when the accident occurred. Hubbell was unable to negotiate a curve. His sled hit several trees, ejecting him, according to investigators.

Hubbell was riding the trail with two other snowmobilers, who witnessed the crash and called for help. Hubbell was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing, but the sheriff's office has indicated speed likely played a role.