1 Dead, 1 Injured In Snowmobile Accident

MAHNOMEN, Minn. (WCCO) — A 31-year-old man died after two snowmobiles collided on South Twin Lake in the eastern portion of Mahnomen County.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 5:50 p.m. Saturday regarding the accident and when crews arrived, they found two snowmobiles that had collided, resulting in two injured riders.

Christopher Eibensteiner, of Sartell, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man, Gregory Else, 30, of West Fargo, N.D., was transported to a Fargo area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say a group of snowmobiles were traveling south on the lake when one of the snowmobilers hit a large snow ridge. That rider attempted to warn the other snowmobiles about the ridge when he was struck by one of the other snowmobiles.

Alcohol has been ruled out as a contributing factor.

  • Katies

    Bandit, you insensitive jerk. Don’t use other peoples’ grief to make a political statement. Not cool. That was my friend that died.

    • chump

      he got hisself killed? wow charles you must be a english professor, now crawl back under your rock charles yop leach

    • Dave L

      Katies, Im sorry to hear about your loss.

  • PookieMarie

    Bandit, maybe they should require a background check on people that post ignorant comments on here. If you think they should outlaw snowmobiles, then I guess that means they should also outlaw cars or anything motorized for that matter I’m pretty sure more people are killed in car accidents then in snowmobile accidents.
    Katies – I am so sorry to hear about your friend and how especially sorry for how heartless people can be.

  • crapsandwich

    I’ve read alot of dumb thimgs on here, but bandit you take the cake, outlaw snowmobiles? no they should outlaw you re-producing thats the true crime, i’ve heard people say they pity people before but i truly mean it….do your family a favor and step in front of a bus

  • captainobvious

    just like guns? do you breathe on your own bandit? there’s no way you do, if you look up burden on society you’ll find your picture.

  • Rich

    Some people are just idiots, sorry for your loss

  • Katies

    Thanks guys… It just saddens me because friends and family members, bereaved and loved ones come to these pages to find out more information to help them heal. Then you have insensitive people who are too lazy to start their own blogs thinking it is cool to share their political musings and jerky/troll-like comments (ahem, Charles). They should start their own blog, post on their own FB page, or keep their opinions to themselves.

    Chris was an amazing friend, a devoted husband, and a wonderful daddy to his little girl Olivia. Please keep this young family in your thoughts if you can. He is a great man gone too soon.

  • MAJ

    They are driven at excessive speeds. Not really necessary. Very little protection for the operator when hit by another sled. RIP

  • Upnorthgirl

    Life is dangerous, live it to the fullest for as long as possible!

  • WalkAMile...

    Sometimes I think WCCO pays someone to write nasty comments on here under several different names to keep people logging in. That has to be the only explanation for the heartless, thoughtless, just plain mean people like Charles, etc that write comments on here…

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  • tony chu

    I have no words… SO SORRY!!!!

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