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Authorities release name in ATV fatality

The side-by-side ATV was traveling near a cornfield on private property when a 10-year-old boy lost control and the ATV eventually flipped, ejecting the boy and his 9-year-old passenger.

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HILLMAN — The 9-year-old Hillman boy who died Sunday, Oct. 3, after a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle crashed near a cornfield was identified Tuesday as Gage Beumer.

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was called at 5:07 p.m. to the ATV crash with injuries on private property located off 103rd Street, east of 400th Avenue in Lakin Township, southeast of Hillman.

According to the sheriff’s office, a 10-year-old Hillman boy was driving a Polaris side-by-side ATV along with Gage, who was a passenger. The side-by-side ATV was traveling near a cornfield on private property when the operator lost control and the ATV eventually flipped, ejecting both the driver and passenger.

Lifesaving measures were performed on Gage at the scene but were unsuccessful, the sheriff’s office reported. The 10-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, was taken by a family member to St. Cloud Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

The sheriff’s office reported neither boys were wearing their seat belts. This case continues to be under investigation.

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