Two injured in ATV crash near Pequot Lakes

A man and a woman were injured, the man seriously, after an ATV crash in rural Pequot Lakes Saturday evening.

The ATV, driven by a 58-year-old Pequot Lakes woman, was on the driveway when she made a sharp turn, forcing the machine to roll, ejecting her and her passenger.

The machine then pinned the riders. A neighbor heard the crash and was able to move the machine off of them and began to render medical aid.

The driver was treated on scene then transported to a Brainerd hospital, according to Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch.

The passenger, a 59-year-old Pequot Lakes man, had to be transported to a St. Cloud hospital by North Memorial Air Care for treatment of serious injuries.

Alcohol appears to be a factor in this crash, which remains under investigation.


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 son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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