Crosslake woman killed in ATV crash

A 38-year-old woman is dead after an ATV crash in the Paul Bunyan State Forest.

The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office responded Saturday around 3 p.m. on report of a single-ATV crash with an unresponsive woman.

Life saving efforts were performed by responding medical personnel but they were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation reportedly showed that Cassandra Berg of Crosslake collided with an embankment on Thorpe Tower Forest Road and lost control.

The ATV flipped and pinned her underneath it.

Berg was apparently riding in a group, with one fellow rider finding her and beginning CPR.

Berg was not wearing a helmet and alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

Nevis First Responders and North Memorial Ambulance assisted at the scene.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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