Skip to main content
Publish date:

1 dead, 2 seriously injured in separate ATV crashes over holiday weekend

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in at least one of the crashes.

One person was killed and two others were injured in two separate ATV crashes over the long holiday weekend.

The first happened in Itasca County Saturday, on a rural forestry road just south of Bigfork, the Duluth News Tribune says.

Jason Lee Schultz, 32, was found dead at the scene when first responders arrived. He was not wearing a helmet, WDIO notes, and it's unclear if alcohol was a factor.

The second crash occurred just after 6 p.m. Sunday evening near Backus, in the Spider Lake Recreation Area of the Foothills State Forest.

Two women, aged 19 and 20, were riding on an ATV together when it flipped, landing on the two women, the Cass County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

The 19-year-old driver was flown to a St. Cloud area hospital, while the 20-year-old passenger was taken to a Brainerd hospital. Both suffered serious injuries.

The sheriff's office says alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Through May 21, 2019, the DNR had recorded just one ATV-related death, a May 11 crash in Itasca County that killed a 21-year-old. In 2018 there were a total of 21 ATV fatalities (as well as two off highway motorcycle deaths), with the majority occurring from May through October.

Sign up: Subscribe to our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up

Kirill Kaprizov

Kirill Kaprizov's slow start is a thing of the past

A potential sophomore slump has been erased with a three-point night against the Devils..

mpd aldi incident screengrab

Video shows MPD officer grab, throw Aldi customer

The department says the matter was referred to the Office of Police Conduct Review.

US Sec Defense Flickr - Joe Bide Nov 11 2021

Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

Willow River DOC

MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200

The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.


3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota

There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.

hospital, emergency room

Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane

The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.

shot clock

MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball

Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.

Redmons Popcorn Colbert screengrab

Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.


Brothers die in separate ATV crashes moments apart

Alcohol was a factor in both crashes in North Dakota, police say.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

Weekend ATV crashes leave two, including young girl, seriously injured

Both victims are said to have life-threatening injuries.

23 year old killed in ATV crash in northern Minnesota

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor.

Charges: 21-year-old had 15 drinks before deadly ATV crash

The crash happened around 2:15 a.m. Saturday, May 11.


Sheriff: Alcohol a factor in ATV crash that injured 2 in Pequot Lakes

The two were ejected and then pinned under the ATV.

2 dead in separate crashes on snow, ice-covered roads

Both fatal crashes happened Wednesday afternoon.