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6-year-old girl dies in ATV accident in northern Minnesota

BEMIDJI -- A 6-year-old girl died Monday in a ATV accident in northern Minnesota.

The girl died after apparently falling from a moving ATV operated by her mother, according to a news release from Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp. Immediate lifesaving efforts by family members and first responders were unsuccessful and the child died at the scene, the release said.

The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office was notified about 4 p.m. of the ATV crash on private land about 1 1/2 miles west of Blackduck.

The identities of those involved had not been released as of Tuesday morning. The sheriff's office is conducting an investigation, along with the Minnesota State Patrol.

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