ATV driver injured after colliding with field roller.
John Hellermann, 67, and Dylan Hellermann, 24, both of Melrose, were northbound on County Road 17 in their CAN-AM side-by-side ATV. A black Ford pickup truck pulling a field roller passed the ATV on the left. John attempted to make a left-hand turn into a field approach when he struck the field roller. John fell out of the ATV and the roller ran over him causing severe injuries.
John was transported to the Melrose Hospital by Melrose Ambulance for treatment of his injuries. Dylan was not injured.
The pickup driver, Myron Reiman, 69, of Melrose, was not injured.
North Air helicopter was dispatched to the crash but was unable to respond due to the weather.
Melrose Police Department, Melrose Fire Department and MN State Patrol assisted at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and MN State Patrol.