Three injured in alcohol-related ATV crash

Three were injured, two seriously, in an alcohol-related ATV crash in Cass County Saturday.

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says a 20-year-old Motley man was driving a 2021 Polaris around 12:41 a.m. when he lost control and the machine rolled in the ditch and struck several trees.

The driver was eventually transported by helicopter to a Twin Cities hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Two passengers on the ATV, a 20-year-old Elk River woman and a 19-year-old Motley man, also needed treatment at hospitals, with the woman flown to a St. Cloud hospital for serious injuries.

Sheriff Burch says speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the crash that remains under investigation, with formal charges anticipated.

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