Fort Frances Man Dies in Minnesota Crash

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) โ€“ American media is reporting that a Canadian male has died south of the border in a snowmobile crash.

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According to Kare11 the St Louis County Sheriffโ€™s Office was informed about the crash on the Cook Area Snowmobile trail not too far from Buyck on Saturday a little before 6:00 pm local time.

It was said that the fatal crash happened on a straight part of the trail right after a curve.

35-year-old Melvyn Russell MacDonald of Fort Frances, Ontario was identified as the vicitm.

MacDonald was the second last snowmobile in the large group of trail riders.

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His snowmobile left the trail after coming around a curve, then struck a tree which threw him from the snowmobile. MacDonald died at the scene. Alcohol and speed may have been a factor. The investigation is continuing.

Friends of MacDonald describe him as a warm, loving, caring and friendly man who was always there for those who needed him. He was a hardworking ironworker and will be missed by many.

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