Fourteen Year-Old Dies in ATV Accident

By KBJR News 1

Fourteen Year-Old Dies in ATV Accident

August 26, 2011 Updated Aug 26, 2011 at 2:08 PM CDT

Poplar, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A 14 year-old boy is dead after the ATV he was riding with his brother left the road and crashed into some trees last night.

The crash happened at about 6:30 p.m. on Balsam Road in Poplar, WI, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Department.

Ryan M. Stowers, 14, was driving the ATV with his brother Riley R. Stowers, 12, as a passenger. Ryan was pronounced dead at the scene, and his brother was taken to Essentia Health in Duluth by medical helicopter.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Douglas County Medical Examiner's offices are investigating.

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