Fatal Polk County UTV Crash Update

posted Oct 14, 2020, 5:00 AM by News Room
Wednesday October 14, 2020 - The name of the man that was killed in a UTV crash this weekend has been released. Polk County authorities say one person was killed and another seriously injured when their UTV rolled over Saturday evening on 30th Avenue near Polk/Barron Street. The driver apparently lost control and the occupants, both adults, were thrown from the vehicle. Neither of the occupants were wearing seat belts or helmets. The passenger, 38 year old Benjamin Frank of rural Amery, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver was stabilized and flown to a trauma center in Minnesota. Alcohol is suspected of being a contributing factor in the crash. The name of the driver has not yet been released.