Chaska Man Dies in Snowmobile/Pickup Crash


A Chaska man has died after his snowmobile collided with a pickup in Aitkin County Saturday evening.

The State Patrol identified the victim as 56-year-old Kyle Hegna.

The Patrol says Hegna was attempting to cross Highway 169 from the west ditch to the east ditch. The pickup was traveling southbound on Highway 169. The vehicles collided in the southbound lane of the highway.

The driver of the pickup was not injured.

The Patrol says alcohol was detected in Hegna’s system, but did not indicated if it was a factor in the crash.

The crash happened at Highway 169 and 610th Street in Macville Township just before 6pm.


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