ATV rider struck by falling tree

Published 10:22 am Friday, April 3, 2015

ELY — Authorities said a 22-year-old central Minnesota woman was struck by a large tree that fell on her while she was riding an all-terrain vehicle.

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened late Thursday afternoon as Amber Franks of Alexandria was riding an ATV along a trail in White Township. Officials said the tree was blown down by high winds.

Franks was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Her condition wasn’t immediately known as of Thursday night.

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White Township is about five miles southwest of Aurora.