ATV Accident Claims Life of Stacyville Man
A 38-year-old Stacyville man has died following an all-terrain vehicle accident Saturday night.
The Maine Warden Service says Byron Jacobs was killed in an ATV crash in Sherman.
John MacDonald, spokesman for Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said Jacobs was operating a 2005 Can-Am Outlander 400 with a 16-year-old male passenger.
Wardens say initial evidence indicates a wheel fell off the ATV causing it to overturn. Jacobs was not wearing a helmet and received a blunt force trauma injury to his head.
Patten Ambulance responded to the scene, but Jacobs died at the scene.
Wardens say the 16 year old passenger, who was not related to Jacobs, was transported to the Houlton Regional Hospital with a head injury.
MacDonald says the investigation is ongoing, and the ATV is being inspected for other possible contributing factors.