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Another crash hits Frazee's Schermerhorn family

Demo derby driver Jake Schermerhorn blow torches a chunk of metal off the front fender of his car during Saturday night's Water Carnival demolition derby at the Becker County Fairgrounds. Photo By - Brian Basham

The brother of a Frazee teen who passed away after flipping his car into an icy pond last fall is recovering from an ATV accident.

According to the Becker County Sheriff's department, 20-year-old Jake Schermerhorn sustained a possible brain injury Friday night at around 7:20 p.m. when he lost control of his 2010 Yamaha 4-wheeler on Eagle Lake Road and over turned it, smashing it into a tree. He was not wearing a helmet.

Schermerhorn was first taken to St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes, then transported to a Fargo hospital, where he remained until Sunday when he was released.

Authorities are conducting testing to see if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Over the Turkey Days weekend, the Frazee community honored Schermerhorn's brother, Myrel, in a "Beast Mode" challenge to raise money for college scholarships in Myrel's memory.