Menahga, MN (KROC-AM News) - Authorities are investigating a deadly snowmobile versus car collision in northern Minnesota.

The State Patrol says the fatal incident was reported shortly after 7 AM Wednesday in Wadena County. Officials say 46-year-old Jesse Jones of Menahga was driving a snowmobile south in a ditch along Highway 71 near Menahga when he attempted to climb out of the ditch onto the shoulder and ended up in the northbound traffic lane where his snowmobile collided with a northbound car.

The driver of the car was not hurt.