Fargo man killed in Becker County snowmobile crash

On Sunday, Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m., a Fargo man was reported as "not breathing" following a single-snowmobile rollover crash in Becker County.

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DETROIT LAKES — A Fargo man was killed in a single-snowmobile rollover crash south of Cotton Lake, about 20 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes, on Sunday, Jan. 22.

At 5:30 p.m., Becker County emergency dispatchers received a report that a snowmobile had rolled over near the intersection of County Road 32 and South Cotton Lake Road, and the driver of the snowmobile, Scott Darrel Fossum, 34, of Fargo, N.D., was "not breathing," according to a Becker County Sheriff's Office news release.

Fossum was reportedly not wearing a helmet during the crash and was transported to Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes where he was later pronounced dead.

"Information at the scene indicates Fossum lost control of his snowmobile on South Cotton Lake Road rolling over into the ditch," the news release stated.

The crash remains under investigation.

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