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ATV rollover crash in Wesley Chapel kills 1, sends 1 to the hospital

A medical helicopter was sent to airlift the injured person to an area trauma center, Pasco Fire Rescue said.
One person is dead and another is injured after an all-terrain vehicle rolled over in Wesley Chapel Tuesday afternoon, according to Pasco authorities.
One person is dead and another is injured after an all-terrain vehicle rolled over in Wesley Chapel Tuesday afternoon, according to Pasco authorities. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Jun. 14|Updated Jun. 15

One man is dead and another is seriously injured after an all-terrain vehicle rolled over in Wesley Chapel Tuesday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

A 61-year-old Wesley Chapel man was driving a 62-year-old male passenger in the ATV, heading eastbound on a private dirt road west of Fog Hollow Drive, troopers said. Just before 4:30 p.m., the driver failed to safely negotiate a left curve on the twisting road and the vehicle overturned on its right side. Both of the men were ejected from the vehicle as it flipped, but the 62-year-old passenger became pinned underneath and suffered fatal injuries at the scene, troopers said.

A medical helicopter was sent to take the driver from the scene to an area trauma center for treatment, Pasco Fire Rescue said in a tweet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Highway Patrol did not release the name of either man involved in the crash, citing Marsy’s Law.

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