Man killed in ATV crash

A MAN wrecked his all-terrain vehicle at Powerline Park on Sunday and it resulted in his death.

According to Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas, Nathan Wright, 21, of Strasburg, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies were notified of the accident around 2 p.m. on Sunday.

According to Lucas, it is unclear what caused Wright to lose control of his vehicle in a wooded area of the park, located along Pogue Rd. He said he did not know if Wright was wearing a helmet, but he noted that Ohio law does not require ATV operators to wear protective equipment while riding on private property.

Lucas said he could not release any further details of the accident.

Powerline Park is a 1,000-acre facility with trails, mud holes, a rock garden and a large campsite for ATV riders. It is located about four miles northeast of St. Clairsville, off exit 213 from I-70.