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Stearns County teen dies after ATV flips onto him

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PAYNESVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in central Minnesota say a teen whose all-terrain vehicle sustained a flat tire has died after the vehicle flipped over, pinning him underneath.

The Stearns County sheriff's office identified the boy Monday as 16-year-old Cody Christian Hagen of Paynesville.

Deputies say Hagen was riding the ATV on Sunday afternoon on private property. He was going too fast as he tried to turn in a pasture, and a front tire went flat.

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