9/7/2019 11:10:00 AM ATV crash in Backus results in serious injury
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on August 31st 2019 at 1:12 PM, the Cass County Sheriff's Office received a report of an ATV crash with injuries in the Spider Lake Recreational Area in the Foot Hills State Forest, rural Backus MN. Deputies and responders arrived and learned that a female, age 54 from Kimball MN, was operating a 2019 Suzuki ATV when she lost control, crashing the vehicle. The victim was treated on scene and transported to a Twin Cities Hospital via North Memorial Air Care with serious injuries. Assisting at the scene was MN Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers, Backus Fire and First Response, North Memorial Ambulance and North Memorial Air Care.
UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Sherri Weikert, age 54 from Kimball MN.