A teenager is dead after an early morning snowmobile crash near Elmvale.

Emergency crews rushed to OFSC 301 trail near Tiny Flos Township Townline on Thursday, at around 4:30 a.m.

The OPP says a 16-year-old boy was riding the sled when it left the trail and struck a tree. The Alma, Ont. resident later died of his injuries.

The teen was out with friends when the crash happened.

The investigation is still ongoing, but police believe speed may have been a factor.

This is the first snowmobile fatality this season in our region.