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1 killed, 2 injured in ATV accident

MERCER — A Bismarck man has died in an ATV accident, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The unidentified 49-year-old was one of three riding the four-wheeler Sunday on a McLean County road three miles north of Mercer. The driver, a 48-year-old female from Fargo, was traveling north in the ditch when the ATV hit an approach. The ATV was vaulted into the air and landed on its top in the ditch.

The male from Fargo was ejected from the cargo area and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female and a male passenger from Pennsylvania, age 48, were transported to Sanford Health in Bismarck. The ATV was totaled.

The crash remains under investigation. Names of the victims have not been released pending notification of next to kin.