Get our free mobile app

Federal Dam, MN (KROC-AM News) - Authorities in northern Minnesota are reporting the death of a young child in a snowmobile crash.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office says the deadly incident occurred Monday afternoon at a rural property along Leech Lake near the town of Federal Dam. A news release says deputies and other emergency responders arrived at the scene and found a snowmobile had struck a tree stump, which sent the snowmobile down an embankment where it struck another tree next to the lake.

The snowmobile was being driven by a 35-year-old woman with a six-year-old passenger. Officials say the little girl suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Bemidji with unknown injuries.

The deadly incident remains under investigation and the names of the crash victims have not been released.

News Update:  Fillmore County Man Sent to Prison For Multiple Police Chases

11 'Lakes' in and Around Rochester, Minnesota

When you think of Rochester, what comes to your mind first? Yeah, not lakes. But we actually have 11 lakes or reservoirs in town including Lake Maroo. Yep, it is a real thing.