ATV crash kills 22-year-old Florida man on New Year’s Day
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — Officials say an all-terrain vehicle crashed onto its side in a water-filled ditch, trapping a 22-year-old Florida man underneath.
Polk County Sheriff’s spokesman Scott Wilder said in a news release that Matthew Ryan McGrath of Boca Raton was last seen riding the ATV around 3 a.m. on New Year’s Day. An off-duty Frostproof firefighter found the crash site later that afternoon.
McGrath’s body was found underneath the ATV.
Investigators say McGrath was operating a 2019 Green Can AM ATV in the shallow ditch that runs along State Road 60. McGrath wasn’t wearing a helmet or other protective gear.
An autopsy will determine the cause of death.