Friday, January 22, 2010

16-year old from Ashby dies after snowmobile accident

On Tuesday, January 19, at approximately 3:20pm, the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call, reporting a snowmobile accident behind the fertilizer plant in Ashby.

A snowmobile driven by 16-year old Justin Woldahl of Ashby was traveling east down Central Lakes snowmobile trail in Ashby and had driven into the side of a semi tractor which was parked partially across the snowmobile trail. This semi was unloading fertilizer at the plant.

The Ashby Ambulance, Grant County Sheriff's Office, and the Ashby Police Department responded to the scene, and Justin was transported to the Douglas County Hospital where he died from his injuries.

He was a sophomore at Ashby High School.

This accident remains under investigation by the Grant County Sheriff's Office.

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