Itasca County Sheriff’s Office

440 1st Avenue NE

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Phone (218) 326-3477

Fax (218) 326-4663

Press Release

Contact: Sheriff Vic Williams

Phone: 218-326-3477


August 27, 2013

On August 26, 2013 at approximately 3:56 pm, The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report of motorcycle accident. The accident occurred on Scenic Hwy 7, north of the Scenic State Park, in Itasca County with one individual injured. First responders arrived moments after the call and CPR was initiated immediately. The victim was identified as Vivian Irene Rittmiller, age 61 from Deer River.

Rittmiller was transported by Ambulance to Bigfork Valley Hospital where she was later pronounced dead as a result of her injuries.

The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by Balsam Fire Department, Bigfork Fire Department, Bigfork Ambulance, Scenic State Park Staff and the Minnesota State Patrol.

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