Rural Darwin Man Dies in ATV Crash 31 Jul 17

A rural Darwin man has died after being pinned under an ATV Friday evening.

At about 7:20 p.m., the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person.

Sixty-six-year-old David Ahlgren had been out spraying weeds on his property in the area of 205th Street and CSAH 14, Ellsworth Township.

When Ahlgren failed to return home, family began looking for him and contacted the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies and family members searched several locations.

About an hour after contacting the Sheriff’s Office, a family member located Ahlgren pinned under his all-terrain vehicle (ATV) in a ditch.

The Sheriff’s Office confirmed the location and found Ahlgren had suffered fatal injuries.

A preliminary investigation revealed a wheel on the ATV dropped in a wash out. The ATV then rolled into the ditch pinning Ahlgren underneath.