■ Brainerd man remains critical after snowmobile crash in Crosby
CRASH — A 45-year-old Brainerd man Wednesday remained in critical condition at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, following a snowmobile crash that occurred Feb. 12 at the Portsmouth Mine Access in Crosby.
Daryl A. Snook was airlifted to North Memorial. The Crosby Police Department, Crosby Fire Department and the DNR responded to the scene after receiving a call of a snowmobile crash with injuries. It was reported that Snook was on the lake after launching over a cliff. Officers assisted in getting the victim to the ambulance where he was then transported to a helicopter for further transport.
Crosby Police Chief Kim Coughlin said in an interesting twist, a Crow Wing County plow truck just happened to be working on Crow County Road 30 and was stopped by officers.
Coughlin said in an email, “The chain on the gate to the public access was cut with bolt cutters, and because the road to the access had not been plowed all winter, the plow was requested to plow in emergency vehicles. He did and was essential to the rescue because it was imperative the victim be moved as little as possible due to his injuries and that helped bring all rescue vehicles closer to the victim. I am going to do a letter of commendation for the plow driver for his help.”
■ Nisswa woman critically injured when snowmobile crashes
BREEZY POINT — A 48-year-old Nisswa woman was in critical condition Wednesday at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, following a snowmobile crash reported at 1:20 p.m. Sunday on a snowmobile trail, just west of the intersection of Ranchette Drive and Belgian Drive in Breezy Point.
It was reported that Deborah Krekelberg was driving a snowmobile with a passenger, her husband David Krekelberg, 52, Nisswa, on a trail, when other snowmobilers were coming toward them in the opposite direction. She pulled over to the side, hit a bump, lost control, hit a tree and was thrown from the sled.
Deborah Krekelberg was airlifted to North Memorial and David Krekelberg was checked at the scene and released.
The DNR, Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office, Breezy Point Police Department and North Memorial Ambulance responded to the scene.
■ Snowmobilers crash into each other
MERRIFIELD — Two Bird Island residents were injured when the snowmobiles they were driving crashed into each other at 1:05 p.m. Monday on 21615 Crow Wing County Road 3 in Merrifield, reported the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.
Brenda Delair, 50, and James Delair, 58, both of Bird Island, were transported to Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, where they were treated and then released. It was reported that the snowmobile James Delair was driving rear-ended the snowmobile Brenda Delair was driving.
■ Brainerd woman injured in hit and run crash
A 24-year-old Brainerd woman was injured in a two-vehicle, hit-and-run crash at 8:19 a.m. Tuesday on West Washington and Northwest Fourth streets, the Brainerd Police Department reported.
Jessica Rawlings was transported to Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, where she was treated and released.