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Two die in weekend snowmobile crashes

A 52-year-old Hibbing man was killed Saturday in a snowmobile accident in Itasca County, while a 22-year-old Cokato man died Friday in another crash.

The Itasca County Sheriff's Department says Duane Earl Lehman was on a trail east of Grand Rapids when his snowmobile left the trail and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In neighboring Cass County, authorities say 22-year-old Matthew Chrest lost control of his snowmobile and hit a tree late Friday afternoon.

Authorities are investigating the cause of that crash.