A Baldwin man died in a snowmobile accident late Saturday night, the Maine Warden Service said Sunday.

Sgt. Jason Luce identified the victim as Bradley Flint, 56, of Marston Road. Flint’s snowmobile struck a tree off Marston Road, about a mile from his home.

Luce said speed appears to have been a factor. Flint left his brother’s house around 9:30 p.m. Saturday on his 2014 Polaris snowmobile.

When Flint’s family reported that he had not returned home, Flint’s brother, Roy, located his brother Sunday morning. Roy Flint also lives on Marston Road.

Luce said it appeared that Flint lost control of his sled as he traveled over a knoll, causing him to leave the roadway and hit a tree. Bradley Flint was not wearing a helmet.

Luce said a section of Marston Road is not maintained by the town. The section Flint was riding on was covered in freshly fallen snow.

The Maine Warden Service said the Baldwin crash is the third snowmobile fatality this season.

The first fatality occurred in the town of St. George on Jan. 24 and was followed by a second fatality Jan. 31 in New Sweden. All three crashes involved one machine with one operator. Two of the operators were not wearing helmets.

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