ATV Rider Killed in Itasca Co. Crash Identified

Posted at: 09/17/2013 11:53 AM
Updated at: 09/17/2013 5:42 PM

The driver of an all terrain vehicle died in a collision with a semi-truck in Itasca County Monday night.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the ATV driver was 62-year-old Brian K. Johnson of Maple Plain, Minnesota. The semi driver is identified as 62-year-old Keith O. Moellering, of Nashwauk.

The crash happened on Highway 65 south of Pengilly at 10:34 p.m.  Authorities said the ATV, a 2008 Polaris Sportsman, was southbound on Highway 65 and collided with a wide-load tractor-trailer that was headed north.

Though the crash happened in the southbound lane, the Patrol said the tractor-trailer had warning lights, flags, and signs and was being escorted by the State Patrol.