Man Dies After Hittin Tree South of Avon 09 Apr 12

A man died early Sunday morning after losing control of his ATV and hit a tree.

The victim, whose name hasn’t been released pending notification of relatives, was treated at the scene and then died on the way to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

Stearns County Sheriff’s officers were called to Schuman Lake Road just south of the Avon at about 3 a.m. Sunday. Officers determined that the victim was heading west when he lost control of the vehicle on a curve. Authorities say after losing control, the man was thrown from the ATV, then apparently slid across the dirt road and struck a tree.