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Man Dies in ATV Accident Near Colfax

COLFAX – At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an unknown injury ATV accident in the area of McNeilly Road near Milepost 1 west of Colfax.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they determined an adult male had been riding a Honda 3-wheeler in a field when he went over a berm of dirt at a high rate of speed. The 3-wheeler became airborne and the man was thrown from the ATV. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The rider of the ATV was pronounced deceased at the accident scene. The Whitman Sheriff’s and Coroner’s Offices are investigating the accident.