Mar 3, 2023 | By: Justin Othoudt

1 Dead After Snowmobile Collides with Trail Groomer Near Grand Rapids

A snowmobiler has died after colliding with a trail groomer south of Grand Rapids yesterday.

According to a press release from the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office, on March 2nd at approximately 5:28 p.m., the department received a report of a snowmobile crash along the Driftskipper-Blandin Snowmobile Trail.

The snowmobile operator was reportedly rounding a corner and crashed into an oncoming groomer, which caused the man to be pinned underneath the groomer. Initial reports from the 911 caller also stated that the groomer became stuck and was unable to move.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene. His name is being withheld pending family notification.

The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Meds 1 Ambulance Service.

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