Morrison County Sheriff’s Office
October 5th, 2021
Addendum to original release:
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office states that the passenger, 9-year-old Gage Beumer of Hillman, MN, died in this accident. Neither the driver or passenger were wearing seatbelts. This case remains under investigation.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 10-3-2021 at approximately 5:07 pm, their office received a report of an ATV accident with injuries on private property located off 103rd Street, east of 400th Avenue in Lakin Township, southeast of Hillman, MN.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, a 10-year-old male from Hillman, MN was driving a Polaris side-by-side ATV and he had a 9-year-old male passenger with him, also from Hillman, MN. The side-by-side ATV was traveling near a cornfield on private property when the operator lost control and the side-by-side ATV eventually flipped, ejecting both the driver and passenger. Life- saving measures were performed on the passenger at the scene but were unsuccessful. The 9-year-old male passenger later died at the scene. The 10-year-old driver was taken to St. Cloud Hospital by a family member 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 Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by MLMB First Response Team, North Memorial Ambulance and North Memorial Air Care.