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Minnesota man dies after Mahnomen County snowmobile accident

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A Minnesota man died Saturday after two snowmobiles crashed on South Twin Lake in Mahnomen County, Minn.

According to Mahnomen County Sheriff's department, they received a 911 call just before 6 p.m. Saturday. Two snowmobiles in a group crashed after a lead rider tried to warn followers of a large snow ridge. The lead rider and his sled were struck by a following rider on his snowmobile.

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Christopher Eibensteiner, 31, of Sartell, Minn., was pronounced dead on the scene.

Gregory Else, 30, of West Fargo was taken to an unnamed Fargo hospital in a private vehicle. He was reported as not having life-threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office with assistance from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Alcohol was ruled out as a contributing factor in the accident.

Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the White Earth Police Department, Twin Lakes Fire Department and the Naytahwaush Ambulance.

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