Police reform plan passes

MARTINSBURG — The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early Saturday morning snowmobile crash that killed one man.

The sheriff’s office says that at about 12:54 a.m., Ladet J. Goutermout, 21, of Copenhagen, was traveling west on Rector Road in the town of Martinsburg on a 2019 Polaris snowmobile when he failed to negotiate a curve on the road. Mr. Goutermout then exited the road and struck a tree.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Sheriff’s deputies were assisted by Lewis County Search and Rescue, Martinsburg Fire Department and Groff’s Towing.

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