6 people died in a snowmobile crash in Italy on Friday night. On Jan. 5, ABC News reported that the snowmobile and sled that the victims were riding on, veered off the path of the slope during the night. Six people died and two were injured on the slope of Mount Cermis, in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northeast Italy.
"It is clear that the fundamental cause is recklessness and imprudence," said Cavalese Fire Department Cmdr. Roberto Marchi. Rescuers arrived at the crash site to find six lifeless bodies. It is believed that there were just too many people riding one sled and the weight could not be handled by the snowmobile.
The snowmobile crash that caused 6 people to die is currently under investigation. Authorities believe that speed, weight, and reckless behavior caused the tragic accident. It is unknown if manslaughter charges will be filed to hold the two people who were injured accountable. There is a chance that mechanical malfunction could have been the cause, but with the information that has been gathered thus far, it sounds like the people involved were just being careless.
There can be a fine line between having fun and doing something dangerous and it seems that all of the people involved in this accident took their fun too far.
The 6 who died in the snowmobile crash were Russian tourists. The two people who were injured were also Russian but they worked in Italy in the tourist industry (ABC News). Four men and two women died in the accident.
© Effie Orfanides 2013