MN woman killed in ATV crash near Bemidji

Photo: Luis Dulanto

(Valley News Live) A Minnesota woman was killed after her ATV overturned near Bemidji.

On Monday, around 8:20 AM the Beltrami County 911 dispatch center received a report of an overturned ATV near the intersection of Nature Rd NW and Mayflower Rd NW in Eckles Township approximately 9 miles Northwest of Bemidji, MN. The caller reported believing the operator of the ATV was dead.

Beltrami County Deputies and a Minnesota State Trooper arrived on scene and determined that an adult female was deceased.

Deputies identified the operator of the ATV as 42-year-old Rosalee R. Miles, of Shevlin, MN. The investigation of the crash revealed that the 2007 Arctic Cat 650 ATV that Miles was operating was traveling north on Nature road when the vehicle left the road and went into the ditch before running into a barb wire fence, and then overturned in the field adjacent to the roadway. Miles was not wearing a helmet.

The crash is pending further investigation with the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office and Beltrami County Coroner’s Office.