Boy, 9, killed when ATV flips and lands on him

A 15-year-old passenger was also injured.
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A 9-year-old child has died in rural Boy River, Minnesota after crashing an ATV.

The boy was driving the Yamaha 700 ATV on private property with a 15-year-old boy when they lost control in a water hole, flipping the vehicle.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office says the ATV landed on both of them, but caused more serious injuries to the 9-year-old, who died despite lifesaving efforts by first responders.

The teenage passenger was treated for minor injuries after the crash, which happened just after 5 p.m. on Sunday.

An autopsy is now scheduled at the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office, who is expected to identify the victim at a later time.

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It was one of two ATV accidents involving children reported in Minnesota this weekend.

On Sunday afternoon, the Meeker County Sheriff's Office was called to an injury crash in Union Grove Township, where 15-year-old Malcolm Ludwig was injured after his ATV hit a driveway approach and he was thrown off.

He was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital, where his current condition is unknown.

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