A man lost his life Saturday night as the result of an UTV accident.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office reports at 6:48 p.m., a two-person UTV was being operated on 30th Ave. near Polk/Barron Street. The adult operator lost control and the UTV flipped onto its side before entering the ditch. Both riders were ejected from the machine and suffered severe injuries. Neither the operator nor the passenger were wearing seatbelt or helmets.

The operator was flown to Life Link III helicopter to a trauma center in Minnesota. The adult passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The report states alcohol played a role in the accident.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Clear Lake Area Ambulance, Clear Lake First Responders, Clear Lake Fire Department, Polk County Medical Examiner's Office and the Wisconsin DNR.

The Sheriff's Office announced Oct. 13, the victim's name was Benjamin Frank, 38, Amery. 

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