Man dies in snowmobile crash near Otterville

A SouthWest Oxford man has died in a snowmobile crash near Otterville.

Oxford emergency services and the Otterville fire department were called to a wooded area along Baseline Road about 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

Police say a 51-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been identified as 51-year-old Todd Smith.

Baseline Road was closed between New Road and Wendy’s Road.

As the frigid weather continues, OPP are reminding all riders to plan ahead whenever operating a snowmobile.

Safety planning, requirements and riding information can be found at the Ministry of Transportation, website and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs' site.