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.

READ MORE: Minnetonka's Kiani Lockett Is Taking Nothing For Granted

According to a witness, Dennis Holt was moving a snowmobile that he was not familiar with, which had a left-handed throttle.

READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Over 6 Inches Of Snow Possible In Northern MN This Weekend, Cold Temps To Follow

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.

MORE NEWS: Man, 75, Killed In Otter Tail County Crash

The sheriff’s office is investigating the accident.