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NY Mills man dies following 4-wheeler accident

A New York Mills man died Tuesday morning from injuries sustained in a 4-wheeler accident Monday.

Emergency vehicles and crews halted County Road 53 traffic for a half hour Monday at the scene of the accident on the northeast side of Big Pine Lake.

Michael George Lex, 37, New York Mills, sustained serious head injuries after he lost control of the 2001 Bombardier he was driving, rolled into the on-coming lane, and the driver was thrown from the vehicle to the road.

He was taken by ambulance to Perham Memorial Hospital and Home, and then transported by air ambulance to MeritCare in Fargo where he died.

Lex was not wearing a helmet when the accident occurred at about 5 p.m. on Monday.

Assisting at the scene were Otter Tail County deputies, Perham EMS and the Perham Volunteer Fire Department.