Sunday, May 26, 2013

ATV Driver Dead In Crash

Two ATVs Collide - One Driver Dies At Scene

CLEWISTON, FL. -- A man was killed Saturday night about 8:05 p.m. in a crash of an ATV in Montura Ranches in central Hendry county. A second ATV driver suffered minor injuries.

A Polaris Trailblazer 250, driven by James E. Wood, 47 of N. Kingstown, R.I. was traveling southbound on Hacienda St. N. as Misael A. Rivera, 37 of N. Smithfield, R.I. was traveling southbound on Hacienda St. N ahead of Wood in a Yamaha Raptor 660.

Rivera slowed and attempted to make a right turn. The front right tire of the Polaris struck the rear left tire of the Yamaha . Both vehicles overturned ejecting both drivers.

James E. Wood sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Rivera sustained minor injuries and refused treatment. Both drivers were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

Both vehicles were ATV's (4 wheelers) owned by Misael A. Rivera, according to FHP Trooper Cpl. Martin Hernandez, Jr. and homicide investigator Cpl. George Kantor.

Note: It is illegal to drive ATVs anywhere other than private property. They may not be legally driven on public roadways.

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