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Published April 09, 2012, 09:52 AM

Man dies after ATV crashes into tree in Avon

AVON, Minn. (AP) — A man died early Sunday after he lost control of the the all-terrain vehicle he was driving and struck a tree in Avon.

AVON, Minn. (AP) — A man died early Sunday after he lost control of the the all-terrain vehicle he was driving and struck a tree in Avon.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says his office was called to the ATV crash on Schuman Lake Road shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday.

It appeared the ATV was heading west when the driver lost control on a curve, slid across a dirt road and struck a tree. He was treated at the scene, and was being flown to North Memorial Hospital but he died on the way.

His name is not being released until his family is notified. The accident is still being investigated.

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