Snowmobile vs. car accident near Tower

A snowmobile and a vehicle collided near Tower Saturday night. Larry Robert Krmpotich, 58, of Mankato, was taken by Tower ambulance to Essentia in Virginia after the snowmobile he was driving collided with a Chevy Equinox driven by Michael Philip Schultz, 32, of Tower. The accident happened on the Angus Road near the Iron Ore Snowmobile Trail at around 7:37 p.m.
Krmpotich suffered serious injuries and was later transported to a Duluth hospital. Schultz was not injured in the accident, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s department.
The report stated, “ Krmpotich was the operator of an Artic Cat snowmobile in a group of five snowmobiles that had just exited the Iron Ore Snowmobile trail on to the Angus Road in an attempt to cross over a bridge on the Angus Road to get back to the snowmobile trail which was located on the other side of the bridge. Krmpotich was traveling westbound on the Angus Road and a Chevrolet Equinox which was driven by Michael Schultz was traveling eastbound when they collided in the eastbound lane.”