ATV Fatality In Pierz Township

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 10-06-2018 at approximately 8:17 pm,
their office received a report of an ATV accident on the Soo-Line Trail, near 280th Avenue in
Pierz Township, east of Genola.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, a side-by-side ATV driven by 45-year-old Eric Scholl of
Royalton, MN was traveling west on the Soo-Line Trail. After crossing the intersection of 280th
Avenue the ATV rolled. Passenger, 37-year-old Karla Scheel of Rice, MN was ejected and
trapped underneath the ATV. Scheel was pronounced dead at the scene.

he driver, Eric Scholl of Royalton, MN was taken into custody and is being held in the
Morrison County Jail pending charges for Criminal Vehicular Operation. The crash is under
investigation by the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Minnesota State Patrol,
Pierz Fire and Rescue, Pierz Police Department, Life Link III and Gold Cross Ambulance