Deputies say there was no information or evidence obtained from the scene that show that speed or reckless operation were contributing factors to this accident.
Agencies assisting the Polk County Sheriff’s Office with this accident were the Polk County Medical
Examiners Office, the Dresser/Osceola/Garfield Fire Department, the Osceola Area Ambulance Service, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A boy was killed when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding rolled on top of him.
On Tuesday, the Polk County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Alexander Palen, 12, of Minneapolis, MN. The crash happened Sunday on Round Lake Lane, which is north of New Richmond. Investigators say Palen was riding the ATV to the end of a driveway, where he tried to make a turning maneuver. That's when the wheels of one side of the ATV went off the edge and over a steep embankment. Deputies say the four-wheeler rolled on top of him. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.