SHAFER, Minn. (AP) — SHAFER, Minn. (AP) — In a story Dec. 22 about a fatal snowmobile accident, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the accident happened Sunday. It happened Saturday.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Shafer man dies in snowmobile crash in E Minn.
Shafer man dies in snowmobile crash in Chisago County; machine had left-handed throttle
SHAFER, Minn. (AP) — A Schafer man has died from injuries suffered in a snowmobile accident in Chisago County of east-central Minnesota.
The sheriff's office says 63-year-old Dennis Holt was operating a snowmobile he was unfamiliar with when the machine suddenly accelerated and hit a trailer parked near his driveway around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. He died at the scene.
Investigators say the machine had a left-handed throttle, which appeared to be a contributing factor. Most snowmobiles have the brake lever on the left handlebar and the throttle on the right.
In a separate snowmobile accident in Rockville in central Minnesota, the Stearns County sheriff's office says a 4-year-old Milaca girl was injured around 4 p.m. Saturday. An adult was giving the girl a ride when the driver lost control and crashed into a fence.