6-year-old girl dies after falling off ATV driven by her mother


A 6-year-old girl has died after falling off a moving ATV driven by her mother in northern Minnesota, police said Tuesday.

The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office said in a news release the crash happened at 4 p.m. Monday on private land in the Hines Township, just over 20 miles northeast of Bemidji.

Jennifer Nesvig, of Williston, North Dakota, was driving the ATV in the 20500 block of Nebish Road NE when her daughter, Skyla, fell from the vehicle.

First responders, Beltrami County deputies, the Minnesota State Patrol and Blackduck police were on the scene, but attempts to save Skyla Nesvig's life were unsuccessful.

An investigation has been launched by the Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the state patrol.

Northland's News Center reports there was another ATV accident on Friday, which claimed the life of 37-year-old Matthew Losen.

Losen, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, died after the ATV he was driving hit a tree in Iron River, Wisconsin.

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