13-year-old killed in snowmobile safety class
Girl, 13, killed when snowmobile crashes into loading dock during safety class
A young girl who was participating in a snowmobile safety class was killed when her machine accelerated and crashed in western Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources identified the child Monday as 13-year-old Sarah Thorsland.
Police in Osceola said Sarah was taking a class being taught by volunteers from the local snowmobile club on Saturday when her snowmobile suddenly accelerated and hit a loading dock. She was rushed to Osceola Medical Center, then airlifted to Regions Hospital in the Twin Cities and transferred to Gillette Children's Hospital.
KARE-TV reports the girl died on Sunday. Police say the young teen was wearing a helmet.
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