Fargo man dead following ATV accident in Becker County

Photo by: Casey Arneson - Facebook
Photo by: Casey Arneson - Facebook

(Becker County, MN) -- A North Dakota man is dead after he crashed his UTV Friday night in Becker County, Minnesota.

Local authorities say 27-year-old Casey Arneson and a passenger were riding along Rock Lake Road in Holmesville Township when the Fargo resident lost control of the vehicle, causing it to stray off the pavement and overturn before slamming into a tree sometime before 10 p.m.

Arneson's passenger, identified as 29-year-old Mahnomen resident Joseph Starkey, reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.

Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation by the Becker County Sheriff's Office.