Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has reported a fatal snowmobile accident that occurred Thursday evening. According to a news release from the DNR, the accident occurred on a public snowmobile trail near Weister Creek Road and County Road P in the Town of Stark in Vernon County. 31-year-old Joshua A. McCauley of Readstown was traveling northbound when he lost control of his snowmobile and struck a tree. McCauley was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities believe that alcohol and speed were factors in the crash. The accident remains under investigation by the Wisconsin DNR.