From Griggs County Sheriff's Department:
On Tuesday June 7th at approximately 12:30 PM the Griggs County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting an ATV accident at Red Willow Lake with two injured victims lying next to an ATV on one of the cabin roads.
Griggs County Sheriff Units, North Dakota Highway Patrol and Steele County Sheriff Unit along with local EMS arrived on scene and found one male victim, 26-year-old Chase Koller of Red Willow Lake, and one female victim, 28-year-old Stephanie Nelson of Devils Lake, lying next to a damaged ATV .
Initial investigation showed the ATV struck a tree and both occupants were ejected from the unit and died at the scene as a result of impact injuries. It was determined the accident happened sometime Monday evening and the scene was discovered on Tuesday at approximately 12:15 PM by a Utility Worker in the area on a routine service call who notified authorities.
It does not appear that foul play or alcohol were a factor. The accident remains under investigation by the Griggs County Sheriff's Office and the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Two people are dead after an afternoon ride on their all-terrain vehicle. Police say it was discovered about 12:30 Tuesday on Red Willow Lake in Griggs County, that's about a half hour northwest of Cooperstown, North Dakota.
A 26-year-old man was driving a Polaris 4-wheeler with a 28-year-old woman riding along, when it ran off the gravel road and hit a tree.
They were both thrown from the ATV and pronounced dead at the scene.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Griggs County Police are investigating the crash. The names of the man and woman killed have not been released yet.