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Hastings man dies in snowmobile crash

A 53-year-old Hastings man was killed Wednesday when the snowmobile he was driving left the trail and struck a tree near Tower.

Steven Rahman was traveling with four others on the Taconite Snowmobile Trail approximately 15 miles southwest of Tower and failed to negotiate a curve in the trail, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rahman was wearing a helmet, but speed appears to have been a factor, the news release said. The crash occurred shortly after 7:30 p.m., and remains under investigation. The St. Louis County Volunteer Rescue Squad, Cook Fire and Ambulance, and Virginia Ambulance also responded to the scene.