4 snowmobilers injured in Bayfield County crashesFour snowmobilers were hospitalized following three separate crashes in Bayfield County occurring over two days, according to the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Four snowmobilers were hospitalized following three separate crashes in Bayfield County occurring over two days, according to the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office.
The first crash was reported shortly after 1 a.m. Friday in Drummond. Emergency workers found a 36-year-old Woodville, Wis., man with head and chest injuries. He was transferred to a Duluth hospital. Officials believe alcohol and high speed contributed to the crash.
The second crash was reported shortly after 4 p.m. Friday along North Boundary Road in Bell Township northwest of Washburn. Emergency workers found two Minnesota men, a 28-year-old from Lakeville and a 24-year-old man from St. Paul. Both were transported to Memorial Medical Center in Ashland and then transferred to a Duluth hospital in critical condition. There is no update on the condition of either person.
The third crash was reported shortly before noon Saturday in Bayfield Township. Emergency workers found a 43-year-old Stillwater, Minn., man who had sustained back injuries. He was taken to Duluth by helicopter.
The Sheriff’s Office didn’t release the victims’ names, and their current conditions are unknown. The office still is investigating all three crashes.