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Little Falls man dies in ATV crash


LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — A 30-year-old Little Falls man was killed Sunday when the all-terrain vehicle he was driving crashed on a driveway approach near Little Falls.

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office responded to an ATV crash at 7:06 p.m. on July 30 off Haven Road, south of 203rd Street, in Belle Prairie Township. The sheriff’s office reported Justin Bateman of Little Falls was traveling on a 2000 Honda EX ATV north along Haven Road, when he hit a driveway approach and was ejected off the ATV.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined Bateman was not wearing a helmet. Lifesaving efforts were performed but were unsuccessful. Bateman was later pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff’s office reported.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Little Falls Police Department, Gold Cross Ambulance and North Memorial Air Care.