Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WEAR YOUR HELMETS AND DO NOT SPEED WHEN YOU RIDE ATV: Noel William Schmieg, 34 of Mentor and Crystal Scott, 34 of Crookston were killed riding a speeding ATV when it hit an approach near Mentor, MN; they were not wearing helmets

MENTOR, Minn. (Valley News Live) 

Two people are dead after an ATV accident in rural Minnesota.
Somewhere south of Mentor, Minnesota, where Noel Schmieg and his girlfriend Crystal Scott lost their lives in an ATV accident. Now their communities are grappling with the loss.

Marcella Lentcsh is watching after her neighbor dog, because her neighbor isn't around anymore.

"We don't know what the lord's got in store of us," Lentcsh said Noel's mother on the phone. "Of course we know it's tough. It couldn't be any tougher."

Noel was found unconscious with his girlfriend Crystal Scott at the scene of an ATV accident on Saturday. They were both pronounced dead shortly after.

Lentcsh saw them both that day.

"He'd come knock on my door, 'can I sit and visit with you?' Sure that's fine," Lentcsh said.

Marcella says she never had kids of her own, her neighbor in apartment three, she called her step-son.

"Constantly helping with anybody that needed help," she said of Noel.

She says he even grilled a mother's day meal for a few of the ladies in his adopted apartment family.

"Just a lovable boy, is the way I had him," Lentcsh said.

Marcella says his girlfriend Crystal leaves behind three children.

Law enforcement says the two weren't wearing helmets. The approach shows signs of excessive speed: the dirt was removed as the ATV hit the approach, providing evidence of the speed of the ATV.  Eyewitnesses also said that they saw the ATV riding the embankment at a very high rate of speed.  Basically these two people were looking for trouble.  Sad.

MENTOR, Minn. (Valley News Live) 

Police have now released the names of two people killed when they were thrown from an ATV Friday.

The Polk County Sheriff's office tells Valley News Live that 34-year-old Noel William Schmieg of Mentor and 34-year-old Crystal Scott of Crookston were riding the ATV when it hit an approach near Mentor.

Emergency crews say Schmieg and Scott were unconscious when they arrived, and pronounced dead a short time later.

Officials say they are still trying to figure out the cause of the crash.


MENTOR, Minn. (AP) - Two people are dead after an all-terrain vehicle crash in northwestern Minnesota.

Polk County sheriff's authorities were called to the crash on a county road south of Mentor on Saturday. A 34-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were thrown from the ATV after hitting an approach.

Authorities say both were unconscious when first responders arrived and were pronounced dead at the scene.

The names of the victims were not immediately released. The crash remains under investigation.