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Massachusetts man dies in ATV accident

by Tara Giles
Sports reporter - Coos County Democrat and Berlin Reporter
August 14, 2019
BERLIN — Last Friday evening just before 6 p.m., rescue crews responded to Jericho State Park for a report of an ATV accident. The incident took place on Holt's Revenge Trail. The caller relayed to 911, that the driver, 56 year old William Vannet, was not breathing.

Vannet, of Middleborough, Mass., was driving solo when he failed to navigate a downhill left turn. The ATV veered towards the right side of the trail then over an embankment.

Berlin Police officers, Berlin Fire Department and Berlin EMS along with a Coos County Sherriff's Deputy and Conservation Officer responded to the scene.

An investigation revealed that Vannett was an experienced rider and was wearing a helmet and eye protection. This crash is still under investigation; however, at this time speed appears to be a primary factor.

Varney Smith
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