A snowmobile accident in the Miramichi area has claimed the life of a 38-year-old New Brunswick man.

RCMP

The RCMP says the crash occurred shortly before 1:00 p.m. Monday along a snowmobile trail in Napan, near the intersection of the South Napan Road and White Bridge Lane.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the snowmobile missed a turn and struck a power pole guide wire. The driver, identified as Kevin Holland of Upper Black River Road, N.B., died in the crash. Police say he was the only one on the snowmobile.

The investigation is continuing.