Girl, 6, dies in snowmobile crash in northern Minnesota

A six-year-old girl died in a snowmobile crash in northern Minnesota, according to the Cass County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to the crash Monday at 3:17 p.m. at a home in Gould Township, which is near Federal Dam.

Officials learned a 35-year-old woman was driving a snowmobile, with the young girl as a passenger, in the yard of their home. The snowmobile hit a tree stump, which sent them down a steep embankment toward Leech Lake and crashed into a tree.

Responders tried to revive the six-year-old, but she died at the scene. Crews took the woman to a hospital in Bemidji for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.