ATV crash claims life of 9-year-old boy
HILLMAN — A 9-year-old Hillman boy died Sunday after the side-by-side all-terrain vehicle in which he
was a passenger crashed near a cornfield, southeast of Hillman.
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.
According to the sheriff’s office, a 10-year-old Hillman boy was driving a Polaris sideby-side ATV along
with the 9-year-old boy, 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 the passenger at the scene but were unsuccessful, the sheriff’s
The 9-year-old boy later died at the scene. The 10-year-old boy was taken by a family member to St. Cloud
Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.
This case is under investigation and details of the juveniles involved are not being released at this time,
the sheriff’s office reported.
The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by Morrill- Lakin-Mount Morris-Buckman First Response
Team, North Memorial Health Ambulance and North Memorial Health Air Care.