Teenage Girl Died in ATV Crash Near Brainerd
BRAINERD -- A 16-year-old Apple Valley girl died in an ATV crash near Brainerd.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened at about 3:45 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day in a large field just west of the Brainerd Airport.
Two riders of an ATV were traveling through the field when they came upon a valley or drainage area in the field, went air born, landed at the bottom of the valley, rolled multiple times before coming to a rest.
The driver, 18-year-old Tashaud Nelson of Apple Valley, was airlifted to North Memorial with unknown injuries.
The passenger, 16-year-old Isabella Brandt of Apple Valley, died at the scene.
The Sheriff's Office says neither rider was wearing a helmet or other protective gear.
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