1 dead in crash between SUV, ATV in central Minnesota

The ATV driver died after being struck from behind.
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An ATV rider was killed in central Minnesota after being struck from behind by an SUV.

Daniel Schwieters, 76, of Belgrade, was driving his 2002 Polaris Ranger side-by-side on County Road 175 in Lake George Township just before 8 a.m. Tuesday.

As he turned left onto 265th Street, he was hit from behind by a 2002 Ford Explorer driven by a 27-year-old man from Melrose.

Schwieters was ejected from the ATV, suffering serious head trauma that would ultimately prove fatal later in St. Cloud Hospital.

The Ford driver was evaluated at the scene and released.

"The ATV was equipped with seat belts, but it appears as though Mr. Schwieters was not wearing it at the time of the crash," the Stearns County Sheriff's Office said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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