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Two Alexandria residents injured in ATV crash in Chippewa National Forest Sept. 5

Deputies determined that the ATV had been traveling on a forest trail when it went out of control, possibly from a mechanical issue with the machine, and it rolled over, according to Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch.

Two Alexandria residents suffered serious injuries in an all-terrain vehicle crash near Bena in Cass County on Sunday, Sept. 5.

Parker Marti, 23, was driving the Polaris 850 ATV south of Lake Winnibigoshish in the Chippewa National Forest, with a passenger, Brandi Wilson, also 23.

Deputies determined that the ATV had been traveling on a forest trail when it went out of control, possibly from a mechanical issue with the machine, and it rolled over, according to Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch.

Emergency aid was immediately rendered with the assistance of bystanders and off-duty nurses.

Marti was treated on scene, transported to a nearby ambulance and then transported via helicopter to a Duluth hospital with serious injuries. Wilson was also treated on scene and transported to a Bemidji hospital with injuries, according to Burch.

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The crash remains under investigation.

Assisting at the scene were the Leech Lake Ambulance Service, Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, Cass Lake Fire Department and North Memorial Air Care.

--Echo Press staff

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