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On April 2nd, 2020, at approximately 8:19 pm deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 21000 block of River Road N to a roll over crash in a farm field involving a utility terrain vehicle. When personnel from the St. Paul Fire District arrived on scene they discovered the UTV had two occupants at the time of the crash. Given the serious nature of the crash, Woodburn Ambulance and Life Flight were called to the scene.
The passenger in the UTV was transported to an area hospital by Life Flight. It has been determined their injuries are not life threatening. The driver of the UTV was pronounced as deceased at the scene as a result of injuries they sustained during the crash.
The deceased driver in the crash has been identified as Thomas Kelly, 56, of St. Paul.
Deputies investigating the crash learned the UTV had been traveling at a high rate of speed across the field prior to losing control, rolling the UTV. No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the crash.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the St. Paul Fire District, Woodburn Ambulance, and Life Flight for their assistance during this response.