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Two Dead After Separate ATV Accidents

Two Dead After Separate ATV Accidents Click to Enlarge Photo: Maria Jeffs, Photos.com

Sep 4, 2012 at 6:55 am

PAYNESVILLE, MN (AP) - Authorities in central Minnesota say a teen whose all-terrain vehicle sustained a flat tire has died after the vehicle flipped over, pinning him underneath. Meanwhile, a Byron woman died after her ATV flipped in southeastern Minnesota.
 
The Stearns County sheriff's office identified the boy Monday as 16-year-old Cody Christian Hagen of Paynesville.
 
Deputies say Hagen was riding the ATV on Sunday afternoon on private property. He was going too fast as he tried to turn in a pasture, and a front tire went flat.
 
That caused the ATV to roll onto the driver's side, pinning him down. Another juvenile who was with him lifted the vehicle off of him and called Hagen's mother. She took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
 
The sheriff's office says it's investigating the accident.

In a separate incident, a woman in southeastern Minnesota has died after the all-terrain vehicle she was riding hit a rut and flipped over. The driver and two other passengers suffered minor injuries.
 
Olmsted County authorities identified the woman as 55-year-old Diane Vincent of Byron.
 
Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Kazeck says the crash happened Saturday about 7:30 p.m. near Chatfield.
 
He says Vincent's 33-year-old daughter was driving the ATV with Vincent and two other passengers. He says the vehicle was moving slowly when a tire fell into a rut, causing the vehicle to flip.
 
A Post-Bulletin of Rochester report (http://bit.ly/PXiAEL) says the driver and two other passengers sustained minor injuries.
 
Kazeck says neither drugs nor alcohol was a factor.

 

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