Driver escapes after plow truck falls through ice on Leech Lake


January 9, 2023

A 19-year-old man from Buffalo, Minnesota, was able to escape his pickup truck without injury on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, after it fell through the ice on Leech Lake. (Courtesy of the Cass County sheriff's office)

WALKER, Minn. - A driver escaped with no injuries after his pickup truck fell through a crack in the ice on Leech Lake on Friday morning near Walker.

According to a release from Cass County Sheriff Bryan Welk, at 10:11 a.m. on Friday, the Cass County Sheriff's Office received a report of a vehicle through the ice on Leech Lake near Horseshoe Bay Resort, about 12 miles east of Walker.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered that a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup with an attached snowplow was operating on a plowed roadway on the lake when a large crack formed and the vehicle went through the ice.


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