Paynesville Teen Killed 04 Sep 12

A central Minnesota teen is dead after the ATV he was driving sustained a flat tire and flipped over, pinning him underneath. The Stearns County sheriff’s office has identified the boy as 16-year-old Cody Christian Hagen of Paynesville. Hagen was apparently going too fast when he tried to turn in a pasture on Sunday and a front tire went flat. That caused the ATV to roll onto the driver’s side, pinning him down. Another juvenile lifted the vehicle off of him and called Hagen’s mother. She took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities are investigating the accident.