Becker County, Minn. (WDAY/WDAZ-TV) - Alcohol may have been involved in a deadly ATV crash early Tuesday morning in Becker County.
The sheriff's office says it was called to Round Lake Township, which is east of Waubun around 12:30AM.
Three men, including a 47-year-old driver from Washington state, were on the ATV.
He lost control and rolled, causing the ATV to land on him.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His 21-year-old son was airlifted to Essentia in Fargo for injuries.
His condition is unknown.
The other man involved did not need medical attention.
The sheriff's department says alcohol may have played a factor.
Names of everyone involved are being withheld pending family notification.
ROUND LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. — A father is dead and his son was taken to a Fargo, N.D., hospital to be treated for injuries after an ATV accident near here Tuesday, July 4.
According to a release from Becker County Sheriff's Office, emergency crews were called just after midnight to South Elbow Lake Road in Round Lake Township for the report of an ATV accident involving three men, one of whom was unconscious at the scene.
When emergency personnel arrived, they found 47-year-old Anthony Robert Ortiz Sr. of Soap Lake, Wash., dead at the scene. His son, 21-year-old Anthony Robert Ortiz Jr., also of Soap Lake, was airlifted to Essentia Health Hospital in Fargo. A third man, who was not identified by the Sheriff's Office, denied any medical treatment at the scene.
The extent of Ortiz Jr.'s injuries was unknown by Tuesday afternoon, the release said.
Sheriff's deputies believe Ortiz Sr. was driving a side-by-side ATV when he lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over on top of him. Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, the release said. The accident is still under investigation.
An ATV crash early Tuesday morning in Becker County has left one man dead and another injured, according to the Becker County Sheriff's Office.
Anthony Robert Ortiz Sr., 47, of Soap Lake, Wash., died at the scene after the side-by-side ATV he was driving rolled over on South Elbow Lake Road in Round Lake Township.
He was one of three men in the ATV. One of them was his son, Anthony Robert Ortiz Jr., 21, of Soap Lake, Wash., who was injured and was airlifted to Essentia Hospital in Fargo. His condition was not known. The third man, whose name was not released, declined medical treatment.
Statements at the scene indicate that Ortiz Senior was driving and lost control of the ATV, which rolled over and landed on top of him. Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation, according to the Sheriff's Office.Emergency personnel from the Becker County Sheriff's Office, the White Earth Tribal Police Department, the White Earth Ambulance Service, Carsonville Fire and Rescue, and North Memorial Aircare responded to the crash, which was reported at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday