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Little Falls man dies in ATV rollover

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash, reported at 8:43 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2022, in Granite Township, north of Lastrup.

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LASTRUP — A 55-year-old Little Falls man died Sunday, July 3, after the side-by-side all-terrain vehicle he was driving rolled on 203rd Street in Morrison County.

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash, reported at 8:43 p.m., in Granite Township, north of Lastrup. According to the crash report, Michael Waytashek was driving the ATV west on the gravel road when it appeared he lost control and went into the ditch, rolled the ATV and was partially ejected.

Life-saving measures were immediately attempted, the sheriff’s office reported. Waytashek was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation.

Assisting at the scene were the Minnesota State Patrol, Pierz Fire Department, Pierz First Response Team, Life Link III and Mayo Clinic Ambulance.

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