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Published March 03, 2011, 12:50 PM

1 Dead, 1 Injured in MN Snowmobile Crash

Authorities say a Lino Lakes man died and a woman from Circle Pines was injured when their snowmobile crashed into a tree along the shore of an Anoka County lake early Thursday.

By: Associated Press,

LINO LAKES, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Lino Lakes man died and a woman from Circle Pines was injured when their snowmobile crashed into a tree along the shore of an Anoka County lake early Thursday.

Witnesses say the 25-year-old man had given his helmet to the woman after they left a local bar and decided to travel by snowmobile to a home in Lino Lakes. The man was driving the snowmobile when it crashed along the Reshanau Lake shoreline about 1:30 a.m.

Authorities say the 25-year-old woman was taken to Regions Hospital with multiple fractures, but is expected to recover from her injuries. Witnesses told investigators the man had been drinking before they got on the snowmobile, but his blood alcohol level has not been determined.

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