Man dies in ATV crash on Spider Lake Trails in Cass County

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident, reported at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Spider Lake Trails ATV recreation area, west of Pine River.

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PINE RIVER — A 54-year-old Center City man died Saturday, Oct. 1, after an all-terrain vehicle he was driving rolled in the Foot Hills State Forest in Cass County.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident, reported at 2:50 p.m. in the Spider Lake Trails ATV recreation area, west of Pine River. According to the report, the man had left a campsite on an ATV about 8:30 a.m. to go on a short drive. When the man did not return, friends who were camping with him began to search the area.

The sheriff’s office and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources searched the area and at 5:46 p.m. the man was found dead.

The news release states the ATV left the trail on a curve and entered a steep ravine, rolling the ATV.

The sheriff’s office reports an autopsy with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office is scheduled and the incident remains under investigation.


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