Tricounty News

Snowmobile accident with injuries in Union Grove Twp.

Sunday, Jan. 6, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Grove City Rescue, and Paynesville Ambulance responded to a snowmobile accident with injures off of County Road 3 and west of Highway 4 in Union Grove Township.

Evan Blackwell, 20 of rural Eden Valley, was driving a 2005 Ski-Doo 800-cc snowmobile when he struck a power pole in the north side ditch of County Road 3. The snowmobile was traveling westbound in the ditch of County Road 3 at the time of the accident. The driver of the snowmobile was taken by Paynesville Ambulance to Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield, with non-life-threatening injuries. This crash is under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.