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Another crash hits Frazee's Schermerhorn family

The brother of a Frazee teen who passed away after flipping his car into an icy pond last fall is recovering from an ATV accident. According to the Becker County Sheriff's department, 20-year-old Jake Schermerhorn sustained a possible brain injur...

Jake Schermerhorn
Demo derby driver Jake Schermerhorn blow torches a chunk of metal off the front fender of his car during Saturday night's Water Carnival demolition derby at the Becker County Fairgrounds. Photo by Brian Basham, Forum Communications

The brother of a Frazee teen who passed away after flipping his car into an icy pond last fall is recovering from an ATV accident. According to the Becker County Sheriff's department, 20-year-old Jake Schermerhorn sustained a possible brain injury Friday night at around 7:20 p.m. when he lost control of his 2010 Yamaha 4-wheeler on Eagle Lake Road and over turned it, smashing it into a tree. Schermerhorn was not wearing a helmet. He was first taken to St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes, then transported to a Fargo hospital, where he remained until Sunday when he was released. Authorities are conducting testing to see if alcohol was a factor in the crash. Over the Turkey Days weekend, the Frazee community honored Schermerhorn's brother, Myrel, in a "Beast Mode" challenge to raise money for college scholarships in Myrel's memory.

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