Snowmobiler killed in Saturday night crash

Richard Patrick Walbridge, 50, of Stanford Township, was killed late Saturday, March 5, when his snowmobile collided with a tree near the 27400 block of Variolite St. N.W. in Stanford Township, just north of Crown.

Walbridge, who was wearing a helmet, hit a tree about 9:50 p.m. and died at the scene.

Assisting the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department at the scene were Isanti County Safety & Rescue, Isanti Fire District and Allina Ambulance.

The accident remains under investigation by the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.