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Lake Park man held in fatal ATV crash

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Lake Park man held in fatal ATV crash
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A Lake Park man was arrested today in connection with the death of another Lake Park man in a all-terrain vehicle crash earlier in the day.

The Becker County Sheriff's Department was called to the scene of the crash on County Road 1 south of Lake Park about 3:13 this morning.

According to a Sheriff's Department report:

The driver of the ATV, Christopher Wade Carlson, 29, of rural Lake Park, was dead at the scene.

His ATV was struck by a pickup belonging to Jeremy Scott Nelson, 27, of rural Lake Park.

Nelson was not at the scene when emergency workers arrived. He surrendered later to a Becker County deputy and was booked into the jail about 10:45 a.m.

An autopsy will be conducted, according to the Sheriff's Department, which said Nelson is being held pending a review of the case by the Becker County Attorney's Office.