LITCHFIELD -- An Atwater man is seriously hurt after being thrown from his ATV in Meeker County.

The incident happened at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday night near the intersection of 230th Street and 600th Avenue in Litchfield Township.

Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze says 20-year-old Hunter Narragon was riding his ATV when he struck a deer, causing him to be thrown from the ATV.

He was airlifted to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale with potential life threatening injuries.