Silver Creek snowmobile accident claims life


A snowmobile accident in Silver Creek Township has claimed the life of a Monticello man.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office reports it was notified of a snowmobile versus truck accident at 2:09 p.m. Saturday at 13788 Wright County Rd. 75 NW.
Initial investigation indicates a 2012 Arctic Cat being driven by Jeffrey Waldstein, 34, of Monticello, was westbound on a snowmobile trail when it collided with a 2006 Ford truck that Garhard Hendricks, 27, of Long Prairie, was backing down a driveway at that location.
Waldstein was transported via CentraCare ambulance to Centra-Care Hospital in Monticello, where he was pronounced dead.
The accident remains under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.