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Backus boy dies as a result of an ATV accident in Cass County

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A 16-year-old Backus boy died Sunday as a result of an all-terrain vehicle accident in Cass County.

Derek W. Engelke was driving an ATV at about 4:20 p.m. Sunday on a rural gravel road when the vehicle overturned, throwing Engelke and an unidentified passenger, according to a press release from the Cass County Sheriff's Office.


Engelke suffered head trauma and the passenger suffered minor injuries.

The accident remains under investigation. An autopsy is planned.

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