Woman dies after rolling her ATV in 4th of July crash

It's believed dusty road conditions contributed to the crash.
Publish date:
ATV, all-terrain vehicle

For the second time in less than a week, an ATV accident has killed someone in Minnesota.

The latest incident happened on Saturday, July 4, in Barnum Township, about 40 miles southwest of Duluth.

According to a news release from the Carlton County sheriff, the victim, a woman in her 40s, was part of a group of ATV riders driving south on a county road late that morning. 

The sheriff says conditions were dry on the gravel road, causing the vehicles to kick up a lot of dust — which in turn prevented the woman from seeing a stop sign at an intersection before it was too late. 

When she attempted to stop, she lost control of her ATV and it rolled on top of her. 

The woman suffered multiple injuries and was airlifted to Essentia Hospital St Mary’s in Duluth, where she died later in the day. 

The release says she was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and that alcohol was not a factor.

Authorities are now investigating the accident. 

This comes just two days after a boy was killed in an ATV crash in Polk County, northwest Minnesota. He had apparently lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree, leading to a fatal rollover. 

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

Next Up

snow, plow

NWS says 'increasing potential for an impactful winter storm' this weekend

Nothing is certain yet. The weather service advises Minnesotans to monitor the forecast.

Mike Lindell, My Pillow CEO.

Under-fire Mike Lindell claims retailers have dropped MyPillow

The MyPillow CEO is seeing receiving backlash as he continues to share conspiracy theories about the election.

Antoine Winfield Jr.

Antoine Winfield Jr. says playoff win was "for my pops back in '09"

The son of the Vikings legend did not forget about "Bountygate."

Jared Vanderbilt

Shorthanded Timberwolves fall to Atlanta in Monday matinee

D'Angelo Russell scored 31 points, but didn't have much help.

police lights

Man, 72, critical after possible robbery outside Minneapolis business

The 72-year-old sustained gunshot wounds in the incident.


It could take months to vaccinate MN teachers, people 65 and older

"This is going to be harder than going to Ticketmaster and trying to get Bruce Springsteen tickets," Walz said.

Herb Brooks statue

Trump's planned statue garden would include 2 Minnesotans, others with MN links

But there were some notable names absent from the wide-ranging and eclectic list.

k9 zeke

Petition seeks to allow retired Corcoran officer to keep K9 partner

Corcoran's public safety director says if K9 Zeke is donated to the officer it will be a loss for the department.


Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Jan. 18

The latest update from the Minnesota Department of Health.


ATV, all-terrain vehicle

Boy dies after ATV accident in northwest Minnesota

The victim has not been identified yet.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Woman dies after her ATV collides with car near Moose Lake

The crash happened Saturday on the Soo Line North Trail.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

Southern Minnesota woman, 63, killed in weekend ATV accident

Authorities say she was pinned by her vehicle.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

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

Both victims are said to have life-threatening injuries.

West central Minnesota man airlifted after Saturday ATV crash

The 35-year-old's current condition is not known.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

59-year-old man dies days after losing control, rolling ATV

The crash happened on July 30 in Chisago County.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

Stearns County boy, 4, receives 'significant' head injury in ATV accident

He was airlifted to Minneapolis Children’s Hospital.