Paynesville Teen Dies in ATV Crash 04 Sep 12

Authorities say a Paynesville teen dies after being pinned underneath an ATV Sunday.

The boy is identified as 16-year-old Cody Hagen.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says Hagen was riding the ATV Sunday afternoon on private property and was apparently going too fast as he tried to turn in a pasture, a front tire went flat, and caused the ATV to roll onto the driver’s side, pinning him. Authorities say another juvenile who was with him lifted the vehicle off of him and called Hagen’s mother. She took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

  • sbenson

    My heart goes out to the family & friends of this young man. It’s a tragic loss. My cousin was lost to us at about that age on an ATV accident too. His was a 3 wheeler that flipped over on him on a gravel road outside of Hutch about 16 years ago.
    I wish I had words of comfort to take the pain away, but there aren’t any. I’m so sorry for your loss.