ATV crash leaves victim with life-threatening injuries

The crash was reported at 12:53 p.m. Saturday, April 1, near Landmark Drive north of Brainerd.

An ambulance is seen in the distance behind a square stating crash.

BRAINERD — An all-terrain vehicle was traveling north on Highway 371 when it hit a curb and rolled, leaving the driver with life-threatening injuries.

The crash was reported at 12:53 p.m. Saturday, April 1, near Landmark Drive north of Brainerd. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the driver, Jason Lee Fletcher, 42, Brainerd, was traveling north on the highway when the ATV entered a left turn lane north of Landmark Drive. The 2008 Polaris ATV struck a curb and rolled over. Road conditions were dry at the time. Fletcher was not wearing a helmet. Fletcher was transported to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale. The state patrol reported alcohol was involved.

Assisting at the scene were Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office and North Memorial Health Air Care.

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.

Hi, I'm the Brainerd Dispatch. I started working a few days before Christmas in 1881 and became a daily paper two years later. I've gone through a lot of changes over the years, but what has never changed is my commitment to community and to local journalism. I've got an entire team of dedicated people who work night and day to make sure I go out every morning, whether in print, as an e-edition, via an app or with additional information at News, weather, sports — videos, photos, podcasts and social media — all covering stories from central Minnesota about your neighbors, your lakes, your communities, your challenges and your opportunities. It's all part of the effort to keep people connected and informed. And we couldn't do it without support.
What To Read Next
Get Local