Minnesota Man Dies in Wisconsin Snowmobile Crash

Minnesota Man Dies in Wisconsin Snowmobile Crash Photo: KSTP

February 19, 2018 03:18 PM

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

Duluth TV station WDIO reported the crash happened on Pajala Road, near Forest Road 690, in Washburn just before 2 a.m.


The Bayfield County Sheriff's Office said John Rathai of Medford rear-ended another snowmobile stopped on the road.

Rathai was pronounced dead at the Ashland hospital. The sheriff's office said Rathai was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The matter remains under investigation.



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