Alcohol may have been factor in fatal ATV crash

Published 10:10 pm Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WAUBUN — Authorities said alcohol may have been a factor in a deadly ATV crash in Becker County of northwestern Minnesota.

The sheriff’s office was called to the scene east of Waubun around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

According to a press release, three men were on the ATV when the driver, a 47-year-old man from Washington state, lost control and it rolled. The ATV landed on top of him. He died at the scene.

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His 21-year-old son was injured and was flown to a hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. His condition hasn’t been released. The other man did not require medical attention.

The Becker County Sheriff’s Department said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

Names are being withheld until relatives can be notified.