Foothills State Forest dirt bike crash results in serious injuries

Frazee woman injured in crash.


Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that at 12:11 p.m. Saturday, May 1, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an off highway motorcycle crash in the Foothills State Forest, Spider Lake Recreation Area in rural Backus.

Deputies and responders arrived on scene and learned that the OHM was operating on a trail when the operator, a female, age 42, of Frazee, struck rocks in the trail causing the machine to crash and the operator to fall from the machine onto the rocks.

The victim was treated on scene for serious injuries and transported to a Fargo, North Dakota, hospital.

Assisting on scene were Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers, Backus Fire Department, North Memorial Ambulance and AirCare.

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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