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Published August 07, 2011, 06:48 PM

ATV Accident Kills 1 in Northwestern Wisconsin

The Bayfield County sheriff's office says a 31-year-old has been killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash on Valhalla Trail in northwestern Wisconsin.

By: Associated Press,

WASHBURN, Wis. (AP) — The Bayfield County sheriff's office says a 31-year-old has been killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash on Valhalla Trail in northwestern Wisconsin.

The Duluth News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/o4CRLZ ) it happened about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The victim sustained severe head injuries and could not be revived by first responders.

The name of the deceased ATV driver was not immediately released.

A passenger on the victim's ATV was also injured and was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Ashland with non-life-threatening injuries.

A report from the sheriff's office says speed, alcohol and the lack of a helmet may have contributed to the death of the ATV driver.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating.

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