UPDATE: 12-year-old boy killed in snowmobile crash has been identified

(ABC 6 News) – A 12-year-old boy is dead after crashing a snowmobile into a tree on Sunday afternoon near Theilman in rural Wabasha County.

Wabasha County Sheriff deputies say Blaze Leland Himle, was operating a snowmobile on private property when he entered a wooded area and hit a tree.

Emergency responders arrived and administered life-saving efforts, however Himle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Himle turned 12-years-old on Dec. 30, according to the Sheriff’s Office.