Snowmobile accident claims life


A Buffalo man has died following a snowmobile accident shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday. The accident took place in the 9800 block of Endicott Avenue Northwest in Silver Creek Township.
According to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, initial investigation indicates that Craig Peitz, 51, of Buffalo, was driving a 2013 SkiDoo Renegade 800 southbound on a trail parallel to Endicott Avenue Northwest in the west ditch. When he came over a hill, he hit a snow crest and was thrown from the machine.
Peitz was taken to North Memorial Hospital via Air Care, where he was later pronounced dead. Maple Lake Ambulance and Rescue and Allina Ambulance also responded to the scene.
The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.
According to KRWC radio, Peitz was the owner and operator of Gary’s Diesel Service in Loretto.