DULUTH, Minnesota — Authorities suspect drinking and speeding in a snowmobile crash on a northeastern Minnesota lake that killed the driver and seriously injured his rider.
The St. Louis County sheriff's office says 20-year-old Chase DeDominces (dee-duh-MIHN'-us) of Duluth died Monday. He suffered head injuries in the crash shortly after 9:30 p.m. March 13 on Pequaywan (PEE'-kwahn) Lake, northwest of Two Harbors.
The sheriff's office says his rider, 19-year-old Travis Wigstrom, also of Duluth, was hospitalized with serious head injuries.
Authorities say DeDominces was driving the snowmobile at a "high speed" when it struck an island in the lake, throwing both men off the machine.
The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1EYPGMH ) reports DeDominces was a 2013 graduate of Duluth East High School and was attending the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com