West Virginia man killed in an ATV accident in Greene County

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A West Virginia man died Friday when he lost control of his ATV after hitting a dog, the Greene County coroner's office said.

Ben McConnell, 21, of Fairview, W.Va., and two others were riding ATVs just before 10 p.m. on Block House Road in New Freeport when a dog ran in front of the riders, and Mr. McConnell hit it and lost control, the coroner said. He was thrown from his vehicle and died from head injuries, the coroner said.

The other two were not injured.

Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc.


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