Alcohol, speed suspected in snowmobile crash on lake that killed Minnesota-Duluth student


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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 ( ) reports DeDominces was a 2013 graduate of Duluth East High School and was attending the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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