Man Dies in Bayfield County Snowmobile Crash

Man Dies in Bayfield County Snowmobile Crash

Created: February 19, 2018 12:27 PM

A southern Minnesota man died in a northern Wisconsin snowmobile crash early Saturday.

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The crash happened on Pajala Road, near Forest Road 690, in the Town of Washburn just before 2 a.m. The Bayfield County Sheriff's Office says John Rathai of Medford, Minn., rear-ended a snowmobile that was stopped on the road.

Rathai was pronounced dead at the Ashland hospital.

The sheriff's office says Rathai was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. They continue to investigate the crash.

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