LAND O' LAKES, Wis. — A Metamora man was killed over the weekend in a snowmobile accident in northern Wisconsin, authorities stated.

Shawn C. Sarver, 43, was pronounced dead following the accident about 2:15 p.m. Saturday near Land O' Lakes, according to a news release from the Vilas County Sheriff in Eagle River, Wis.

An initial investigation revealed Sarver was operating a snowmobile off the marked path when it struck a tree, the release stated. Speed appeared to be a contributing factor.

The accident took place near Forest and Big Portage Lake roads, a few miles west of Land O' Lakes and a few miles south of the Michigan border. The area is about 420 miles north of Metamora.

The Vilas County Coroner's Office and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are investigating the accident. No autopsy was performed, Coroner Paul Tirpe said.