North Mankato woman dies after ATV rolls down river bank

A woman has died after an ATV crash near Mankato on Sunday.

The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the river bank next to Eleanor Street in South Bend Township just before 7 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report that an ATV had rolled down the embankment.

Authorities learned two people were thrown from the ATV as it rolled toward the Blue Earth River.

The driver, 32-year-old Karissa Beth Bode was taken to a hospital where she died the next day. The passenger, a 30-year-old man, initially declined medical treatment but was later hospitalized, too.

The crash is still under investigation.