Crosslake woman killed in ATV crash in Paul Bunyan State Forest
Cassandra Berg, 38, of Crosslake was pronounced dead at the scene after an April 10 single-ATV crash in the Paul Bunyan State Forest.
A woman died in an ATV crash Saturday, April 10 in Hubbard County.
According to a press release from the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, a single-ATV crash was reported at 3:26 p.m. in the Paul Bunyan State Forest in Thorpe Township. The caller reported finding the female driver unresponsive.
Deputies and medical personnel responded to the remote area, where a Nevis First Responder and a deputy performed CPR on the victim until North Memorial Ambulance arrived on scene. After extensive efforts to revive the victim, she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigation showed that Cassandra Berg, 38, of Crosslake was driving a 2010 Polaris 500 north on Thorpe Tower Forest Road when she collided with an embankment and lost control. The ATV overturned and she was pinned under the machine.
Another rider in the group was no longer able to see Berg, so he turned around to look forher. When he found Berg unresponsive beneath the ATV, he began CPR.
The release states that Berg was not wearing a helmet, and no alcohol was involved in the crash. The incident remains under investigation.