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Man dies in ATV accident


A Sturgeon Lake man lost his life in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident Saturday. On June 3, at 1:30 p.m. Pine County 911 received a report of an ATV accident on Cane Creek and Degerstrom Roads in Finlayson Township. Callers reported an ATV rolled over, and the driver had head injuries. Deputies and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were dispatched to the scene.

Before they arrived it was noted the driver had stopped breathing, and a nurse on the scene was performing CPR. The driver of the ATV was pronounced deceased on the scene once EMS arrived.

Witnesses reported the ATV was making the corner at Degerstrom Road and Cane Creek Road when the machine left the roadway and rolled over. The driver was injured during the machine rolling over.

The driver of the ATV was identified as Patrick Auger, age 38, of Sturgeon Lake. The accident remains under investigation by the Pine County Sheriff’s Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.


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