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Cass Lake - ATV Crash Results in Fatality

Web posted May 17, 2022
Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on May 7th 2022 at 9:32 PM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an ATV crash with injury on the Migizi Bike Trail, east of Cass Lake MN in Pike Bay Township. Deputies arrived on scene and learned that an adult male, age 20 of Cass Lake MN, was operating a 2020 Polaris Sportsman ATV when he lost control while travelling around a curve in the trail, causing the ATV to veer off the trail and strike a tree. The operator was found to have several serious injuries. Deputies and responders immediately initiated medical aid and patient care. The male was transported by ambulance to the Cass Lake Indian Health Services Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Sheriff Burch reports that speed does appear to be a factor in this crash and the investigation is ongoing.

Assisting at the scene were Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, Leech Lake Ambulance and North Memorial Air Care.

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