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Victim of fatal snowmobile crash in northern Minnesota identified as Chanhassen man

The 50-year-old was riding snowmobile near Becker County and Hubbard County line.

The person killed in a snowmobile crash Saturday in Becker County has been identified as a Chanhassen man. 

The Becker County Sheriff's Office identified the victim of the crash as 50-year-old Troy Eggers. 

Eggers was riding a snowmobile on Wildnerness Bay Road in far northeastern Becker County when he crashed and rolled the snowmobile around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The crash happened near the line between Becker and Hubbard counties. 

Eggers was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

In December, the Minnesota DNR stressed the importance of snowmobile safety after numerous fatal crashes and crashes that resulted in serious injury. 

To be as safe as possible, the DNR recommends:

  • Stay on marked trails.
  • Don't drink and drive.
  • Watch your speed.
  • Be careful on ice.
  • Take a snowmobile safety course. 

Alcohol is among the leading factors in snowmobile crashes, and contributes to about 60 percent of all fatal crashes, according to the DNR. The other leading cause of crashes is speeding, which leads to many serious and fatal accidents as riders lose control or strike objects. 

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