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Police say Evans Mills man killed in ATV accident wasn’t wearing helmet


EVANS MILLS — The Evans Mills man killed in an ATV accident Sunday near his residence was not wearing a helmet when he was ejected from the vehicle, police said.

State Police Investigator Daniel G. Tordy said John A. Lawrence, of 30225 Anstead Road, was driving his ATV northwest on Anstead Road at about 4 p.m. when he slammed on the brakes to make a sharp turn to head southwest.

He then lost control of the vehicle and was ejected. He suffered severe head trauma when he struck his head on the pavement, police said. They said he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

He was administered CPR on the scene and on the way to Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, but was later pronounced dead at the hospital. He was 47.

Mr. Tordy cited excessive speed and operator error as the causes of the accident.

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