The Cass County, Minnesota Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a OHV accident that claimed the live of a 23 year old Waterville man Saturday in rural Akeley.

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported his office received a call on Saturday at 10:28 a.m. of an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) crash in Shingobee township.

The Sheriff's News Release states:

"Deputies arrived on scene and met with the reporting party, who was travelling on the Lake Alice Road when the OHV crash scene was discovered."

"Deputies located a 2021 CAN AM MaverickS OHV that had lost control on the roadway, entered the ditch, struck a large oak tree and caught fire."

"Located inside the OHV was the single occupant, a male, age 23 of Waterville, Mn."  He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"The initial investigation indicates the male operating the OHV alone during the previous evening with the crash occurring sometime after midnight."

"An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office and the crash remains under investigation."

Assisting at the crash scene were the Walker Fire Department and  State of Minnesota Fire Marshal's Office.

No identification has been released pending notification of all relatives.

The Cass Lake area did also get hit heavily by severe weather in May.

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