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Crash in roadside ditch kills MN man

DE GRAFF, Minn. -- A Benson man died Wednesday, Jan. 5, after suffering injuries in a snowmobile crash.

According to the Swift County Sheriff's Office, 30-year-old Nicholas Edwards died at Swift County-Benson Hospital.

Edwards had been driving a snowmobile southbound in the western ditch of County Road 31, just north of De Graff.

Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, he crashed the snowmobile into a drainage ditch, the Swift County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The Benson Police Department, Benson Ambulance and Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and rendered emergency aid.

Edwards was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Steve Wagner

Steve Wagner is the director for Forum News Service, the premier regional news wire provider in the Upper Midwest. The Forum News Service offers content from award-winning newspapers within Forum Communications and distributes news, photos and video to subscribers in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Montana. Previously, Wagner served as editor at the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald and Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer, and worked in numerous reporter and editor roles at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.