FREEPORT, Minn. (FOX 9) - A 9-year-old girl was seriously injured when she was thrown from an ATV driven by an 11-year-old girl that crashed in central Minnesota Saturday morning.
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office said an 11-year-old Melrose girl was driving a 2007 Polaris Ranger ATV on the driveway of a home near Freeport when she tried to manuever a curve and lost control of the vehicle. The ATV rolled and landed on the driver's side.
The passenger, 9-year-old Eve Shaw of Freeport, was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from ATV. She suffered life-threatening injuries and was later airlifted to a hospital in the Twin Cities.
The driver was wearing a seatbelt when the crash occurred. She suffered minor injuries.
The sheriff's office said speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.