Cass County Snowmobile crashes result in two injuries and one fatality
February 4th 2023 – HOME BROOK TWP – SNOWMOBILE CRASH RESULTS IN SERIOUS INJURIES
Cass County Sheriff Bryan Welk reported that on Saturday, February 4th 2023 at 11:39 AM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting of a snowmobile crash with injuries on the “Snoflea” Snowmobile Trail, in Home Brook Township, rural Nisswa MN.
Deputies and First Responders arrived near the scene and used rescue vehicles to monitor the area. Deputies learned that an adult female, age 49, of Coon Rapids MN, was riding a 2020 Polaris Indy snowmobile with a male, age 15, of Coon Rapids MN, as rear passenger. The snowmobile left the trail on a curve and hit a tree causing the rider and passenger to be ejected from the vehicle. The male was transported via helicopter to a St. Cloud MN hospital with serious injuries, the female was transported to a Brainerd MN hospital. Both passengers were wearing helmets at the time of the incident.
February 4th 2023 – BYRON TWP – SNOWMOBILE CRASH RESULTS IN FATALITY
Cass County Sheriff Bryan Welk reported that on Saturday, February 4th 2023 at 4:55 PM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a snowmobile crash with severe injury on 72nd St SW in Byron Township, rural Staples MN. Deputies and responders came to the scene and found family and bystanders preforming CPR on an adult male. Medical aid was immediately continued by Deputies and EMS Personnel. The male was announced deceased on scene.
The investigation revealed that a family was returning to their residence from a snowmobile trip when the track on the victim’s snowmobile became dislodged from the 2007 Yamaha snowmobile, causing the machine to crash and eject the male age 65 of Staples MN. The operator was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office and the incident is still under investigation.