AMENDED NEWS RELEASE
Morrison County Sheriff’s Office
February 7, 2022
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 2-4-2022 at approximately 12:46 pm, their office received a report of a snowmobile accident with injuries on the snowmobile trail located off 330th Street, approximately six miles south of Motley, MN in Scandia Valley Township.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, 55-year-old John Jasinski of Faribault, MN and 38-year-old Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks, MN were driving snowmobiles traveling west on a trail that runs along 330th Street. Jasinski was traveling in front of Johnson and they approached an area in the trail where it came to a 90-degree left turn. In the turn, Jasinski lost control causing him to be thrown off the snowmobile. Johnson then struck the snowmobile that was unoccupied. Jasinski was transported to Staples Hospital by Mayo Clinic Ambulance with unknown injuries. Johnson was not injured.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the MN DNR, Scandia Valley Fire Department, Scandia Valley First Response Team and Mayo Clinic Ambulance.