Man dies in ATV crash


July 28, 2023

A man died after apparently hitting a tree on his ATV last week.

A motorist came upon the crash and dialed 911 at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, on the 3500 block of Pine Road in Barnum Township. Paul Douglas Nelson, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, the initial investigation revealed Nelson was driving an ATV northbound on Pine Road when it left the roadway and struck a tree. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. It is not clear what caused the ATV to leave the roadway.

Carlton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded...

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