Police: Illinois man dies after crashing ATV in New Mexico

December 17, 2017

GRANT COUNTY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Illinois man is dead after he crashed an all-terrain vehicle in New Mexico’s Grant County.

New Mexico State Police identified the victim as 49-year-old Scott Jarette of Villa Park.

They say the crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. Saturday on Forrest Road 819.

The ATV driven by Jarette left the roadway and crashed for an unknown reason.

State Police say Jarette was airlifted to a hospital in El Paso, Texas but died from his injuries.

The crash remains under investigation, but police say alcohol doesn’t appear to have been a factor.

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