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Published March 11, 2011, 11:38 AM

Alcohol suspected in fatal snowmobile crash

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Authorities suspect a snowmobiler who died as a result of injuries suffered in a crash in northeastern Minnesota was drinking.

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Authorities suspect a snowmobiler who died as a result of injuries suffered in a crash in northeastern Minnesota was drinking.

Forty-one-year-old Michael Hendrickson of Grand Portage died Wednesday at St. Mary's in Duluth after suffering a lacerated liver, torn aorta and eight broken ribs in a Feb. 26 crash on the Gunflint Trail. Hendrickson slammed his snowmobile into a tree. The Duluth News Tribune says a passenger, Jacquelyn Jackson of Grand Portage, suffered a broken leg.

Records show Hendrickson has three drunken driving convictions.

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