MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman suffered life threatening injuries after falling from a snowmobile early Sunday morning.
According to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded to Rush Point Drive and Fairfield Avenue in Rush City just after midnight, where 22-year-old Zoe Reider, of North Branch, had reportedly suffered a head injury. Upon arrival, police discovered she had been the passenger on a snowmobile driven by 22-year-old Travis Vanelsberg, also of North Branch.
The initial investigation shows Vanelsberg had apparently struck a vehicle that was parked on East Rush Lake with the snowmobile.
Reider was transported to the hospital was serious, life-threatening injuries. Vanelsberg suffered minor injuries that did not require treatment.
Vanelsberg was arrested at the scene on criminal vehicular operation and DWI charges. Police believe alcohol was the main contributing factor in the crash.