Feb 24, 2013 at 11:31 am
DASSEL, Minn. (AP) The Meeker County Sheriff's Office says a Silver Lake man was killed Saturday night after crashing into a train in Dassel.
Two snowmobiles were eastbound along railroad tracks at the same time as an eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train.
The lead snowmobiler--31 year-old Paul Fenske--lost control of his sled and slid into the side of the train in the 600-block of Parker Avenue East.
Fenske was pulled underneath the train and died at the scene.
The second snowmobiler was not injured.
Temp: 70°F (21°C)
Wind: 6 W
Weather: thunderstorm with rain, mist