Teen Seriously Injured in Snowmobile Accident

A teenager was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident Thursday in Aitkin County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol the 15-year-old girl, from Palisade, was injured when the westbound 2000 Polaris she was driving was struck by a northbound 1993 Chevrolet GMT-400 driven by Keith Edward Kunkel, (60) of McGregor. According to the report the snowmobile was crossing Highway 65 near Goshawk Street in Shamrock Township.

The girl was taken to Essentia Saint Mary’s and treated for injuries troopers at the scene described as life-threatening. She was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident reported just before 6 pm.

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.