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ATV Crash - Fatality

Posted: 09/20/2021

Category: County Sheriff Press Release

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Case Number: 21011937

Date Reported: 09/19/2021 at 7:56 PM

Incident: ATV Crash - Fatality

Location: Co Rd 36 NE/Hard Wood Road NE, Spruce Hill Township

Complainant/Victim: Driver: Todd Gary Mrnak, Age 48 of Miltona, MN

Case Details:

On 09/19/21 at approximately 7:56 PM the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a personal injury crash involving a vehicle. The call was reporting a single ATV had rolled over. The driver was injured and unconscious. Life saving efforts were immediately initiated. North Memorial Ambulance, Parker’s Prairie Ambulance, and Miltona First Responders were immediately dispatched. Lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and Mrnak was pronounce deceased at the scene.
Initial investigation and preliminary evidence on scene suggests that the small ATV driven by Mrnak was eastbound and had attempted to make a right hand turn into a field approach. The ATV overturned and Mrnak was thrown from the vehicle. Mrnak was the sole occupant of the ATV. He was not wearing a helmet. The crash remains under investigation.
Agencies responding to the scene: Miltona Fire and First Responders, Parker’s Prairie Ambulance, North Memorial Ambulance.

Officer: Sgt. Paul Trautman, #236


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