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Rolette man killed in ATV rollover

By Staff | May 5, 2009

An 81-year-old Rolette man was killed when the ATV he was operating rolled over, throwing him from it.

Lorne Wheeler was pronounced dead at the scene about eight miles north and one mile east of Rolette, according the accident report released by the N.D. Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred around 3 p.m. on May 4 near Rolette Co. road 40. Wheeler was towing a harrow with the ATV and completing maintenance to the gravel driveway near his residence. He made a wide turn on the roadway and drove partially into the ditch. The 1994 Polaris Sportsman ATV then rolled.

The Rolette Co. Sheriff’s Department assisted in the accident.

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