Man riding ATV crashes into pole, dies in Staunton, Illinois - KMOV.com

Man riding ATV crashes into pole, dies in Staunton, Illinois

(KMOV)-- A Worden, Illinois man was killed after being thrown from his ATV on a bike trail near Staunton, Illinois Saturday night.

The victim, Brandon K. Daniel, 38, and a friend were riding their ATV’s around 10:40 p.m. on Wieseman Road, when the victim crashed into a pole at the entrance of the Madison County Bike Trail.

 
 
The collision threw Daniel from his ATV and into the roadway.  Emergency crews said the victim was unresponsive and had stopped breathing by the time they arrived.  The Madison County Coroner’s Office pronounced Daniel dead at the scene.
 
An autopsy was conducted and the preliminary cause of death is blunt head trauma. A final cause of death will be issued following routine toxicological testing. The incident remains under investigation by the Madison County Sheriff's Department. 
 
No one else was injured.

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