On Monday morning, there was a fatal ATV crash at Camp Daniel Boone in Canton. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, a Camp Daniel Boone Ranger, 57-year-old Michael Nelson, was killed in the wreck. Very little information has been released about this fatal four-wheeler crash, but we do know that it happened sometime before 11:00 a.m. First responders were called to the scene of the one-person ATV crash at Camp Daniel Boone, where Nelson was pronounced dead. There has been no word on the cause of the fatal ATV wreck, and the Haywood County Sheriff's Office is reportedly still investigating the incident.
Last week, a man was found dead underneath an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) in Jackson County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near Peachtree Road in the Caney Fork community. At this time, very few details have been released, but we do know that person involved was a 69-year-old man. Friends reportedly found him, and he was underneath a Kawasaki ATV. First responders and crews rushed to the scene. Initial reports indicate that no foul play is suspected. There has been no word on whether or not some type of crash occurred or if the ATV somehow overturned on him. This incident is still under investigation with officials.
Last week, a five-year-old child from Greenville, Tennessee was killed in an ATV crash in Madison County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime after 6:00 p.m. in the Shelton Laurel community. First responders and crews rushed to the scene. The child, Cody Landers, was transported to Mission Hospital, but he did not survive his injuries. Very few details have been released about this fatal ATV crash.
Over the weekend, a former A.C. Reynolds High School football player was critically injured in an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) crash in Fairview. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Sunday morning at a family member's property. After the brakes reportedly went out on his ATV, 21-year-old Dakota Owenby crashed into a tree. Although very few details about the ATV wreck have been reported, but we do know that there was a passenger on the ATV at the time of the crash. She was ejected from the vehicle. The handlebars turned and impaled Owenby on impact.
Over the weekend, a drunk driver struck and killed a teen that was riding an ATV in Burke County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, 14-year-old Jacob Wright and his friend were riding an ATV when they were struck by an SUV. Wright was killed in the wreck, and his friend was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment of critical injuries. The driver, Steve Carroll, was charged with DWI and driving with a revoked license. In addition to having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle at the time of the crash, he also admitted to taking pain pills. His three-year-old granddaughter was in the vehicle at the time of the crash too.
Over the weekend, a man in Macon County was killed in a four-wheeler crash. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime on Saturday on Georgia Road, just south of Franklin. Very few details about the wreck have been released, but we do know there were two four-wheelers involved. The wreck reportedly happened on a gravel driveway. A Macon County man, 51-year-old Shawn McCutcheon, was killed in the crash and another man was injured. There has been no word on what caused the crash, which is likely still under investigation with local authorities.
Over the weekend, a teenager was hospitalized after an All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) crash near Maggie Valley. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Sunday along Irene Lane. The 14-year-old passenger was riding with another teen at the time of the wreck. Apparently, the 4-wheeler had some type of mechanical trouble as the two teens were heading down a hill. They crashed into the woods beside the road, and a witness nearby heard the brakes screeching.