SHAFER, Minn. (WCCO) – A 63-year-old Shafer man is dead after a snowmobile accident Saturday, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s office.
The fatal accident happened late Saturday morning at a residence in Franconia Township.
According to a witness, Dennis Holt was moving a snowmobile that he was not familiar with, which had a left-handed throttle.
The vehicle accelerated rapidly, striking a car hauler trailer parked nearby.
A witness performed CPR on Holt before emergency crews arrived, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The sheriff’s office is investigating the accident.