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Senator Torrey Westrom Injured in Snowmobile Accident


On Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 3:03 PM, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from Trista Stamness, of Rochester, who reported a single vehicle snowmobile accident located on the north end of Lake Ida. Stamness reported a passenger on the snowmobile was injured. Deputies and first responders responded to the scene and located the victim about 200 yards from the
shoreline. A juvenile male was operating a 2009 Arctic Cat two-up snowmobile with a passenger identified as Torrey Westrom. The snowmobile struck a packed snowdrift on the lake causing
Westrom to be thrown clear of the snowmobile. Westrom was complaining of upper body pain. The juvenile male was not injured. Sources from Torrey Westrom’s team say the teen had completed snowmobile safety.
North Ambulance and Leaf Valley First Responders tended to Westrom on the lake. Westrom was transported by snowmobile rescue sled to a nearby public access and transported to Alomere Hospital by North Ambulance.