Granite City man dies after ATV crash -

Granite City man dies after ATV crash

( -- One man is dead and a woman injured after an all-terrain vehicle crashed Wednesday around 5:42 p.m. on Old Alton Road in Madison County.

Police said Donald W. Enyart Sr., 41, of Granite City, Illinois and Shelly M. Smith, 28, of  Madison, Illinois were on a 2011 Polaris ATV driving southbound following another ATV.  They came upon a motor vehicle and changed lanes to pass it.  When Enyart and Smith got back into the southbound lane, Enyart lost control and hit a light pole. Both were thrown from the ATV.  Authorities report neither rider was wearing a helmet.

Enyart was airlifted to St. Louis University Hospital where he later died. Smith was taken to the hospital by ambulance.  She suffered minor injuries.

Authorities believe alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.

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