BUYCK, Minn. (WCCO) — A man is dead after striking a tree and being thrown from his snowmobile Saturday night.
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened about three miles east of County Road 422. Just before 6 p.m., another snowmobiler came up on 35-year-old Melvyn MacDonald, who appeared to have left the trail and crashed into a tree, throwing him from the snowmobile.
Despite the life-saving efforts of other snowmobilers and first responders, MacDonald died at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.