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Echo Press photo by Eric Morken A law enforcement official surveyed the scene of a snowmobile crash that took place Friday around 8 p.m. on the Central Lakes Trail near Liberty Road east of Alexandria. An off-duty Alexandria police officer, Patrick Callaghan, died as a result of the crash.

Alexandria police officer killed in two-snowmobile crash; other driver seriously injured

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An off-duty Alexandria police officer, Patrick Callaghan, was killed in a snowmobile crash Friday evening.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and North Ambulance were called to the scene of a two-snowmobile crash on the Central Lakes Trail near Liberty Road east of Alexandria at about 8:10 p.m. last night, according to the sheriff's office.

Upon arrival, deputies found two male victims injured -Callaghan, 31, of Alexandria and Mark Ruder, 25, of Glencoe.

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