Ely Teacher Killed In Snowmobile Accident

ELY, Minn. – An Ely man has died from injuries suffered during a snowmobile accident that happened Sunday around 3 p.m.

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office identified the man Monday as 48-year-old Christopher Yarger.

The Ely Echo reported Yarger as a first-year teacher at Ely Memorial High School.

Authorities say Yarger crashed his snowmobile on Shagawa Lake, and they believe alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the accident.