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Boy dies after ATV accident in northwest Minnesota

The victim has not been identified yet.
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A juvenile male was killed this week in an ATV crash in Polk County, northwest Minnesota.

It happened in the town of Fertile, near the Sand Hill River, on Thursday afternoon. 

According to a release from the Polk County sheriff, local authorities responded to a call about an ATV rollover there, and though first responders attempted lifesaving efforts on the boy, he was pronounced dead at the scene:

He had apparently lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree, the release says. 

The boy has not been identified yet, and no further details have been released.

This follows a string of ATV-related deaths in Minnesota in June. At least three people died riding the vehicles last month, one in Eden Prairie, one in Morrison County, and the other in Hubbard County. 

Thursday's death also comes less than three months after another boy, nine-year-old Carter Nicolai, was killed in an ATV rollover crash in Dakota County.

So far this year, there have been at least eight fatalities from ATV accidents in Minnesota. 

 

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