Teen Killed in Snowmobile Fatality 19 Dec 17

An Iron Range high school hockey standout has died after a weekend snowmobile accident.

Authorities say Kirja Kishel, 18, died at the scene of the Sunday predawn crash at Lost River and Ash Lake Camp roads, northwest of Orr. 

Kishel was a senior at Virginia High School. Also hospitalized in Duluth, Nathan Giese, 21. Sheriff’s Officers haven’t said which was driving the unit when the snowmobile struck a forestry road gate.

And a man remains hospitalized after a snowmobile accident south of Fargo in Cass County.

Emergency crews were called to the scene near the intersection of South University Drive and 112th Avenue South last night and found the 23-year-old man with undisclosed injuries.

Media sources say investigators aren’t sure what caused the crash but believe alcohol was a factor.