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Grand Rapids victim of ATV crash identified

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s office responded to a 911 call at 9:58 AM on Monday, July 22, 2013 from a motorist who witnessed an ATV accident on the Scenic Highway NE (Co Rd 39) just north of Birchmont Beach Rd NE approximately 22 miles east of Bemidji in Moose Lake Township, Beltrami County.  The ATV driver and sole occupant Heather Michelle Garneau, age 36 from Grand Rapids, MN, was riding the machine when the accident occurred. Beltrami County deputies, Leech Lake Ambulance, Leech Lake Tribal officers, MN State Patrol, Sanford AirMED and First Responders were dispatched to the scene.  Lifesaving efforts were not successful. Ms. Garneau was pronounced dead at the scene from major injuries incurred in the crash.