Bell Township, PA – We have the details on an ATV crash took the life of a Grampian man on Saturday.
38-year-old Michael Martone of Grampian was riding his XUV 590 along Rock Springs Road in Bell Township, Clearfield County, around 1:30 Saturday afternoon when he lost control and crashed.
He had one passenger riding with him, an 11-year-old girl from Florence, South Carolina, who is remaining unnamed.
Police say Martone was traveling too fast on the roadway when he was unable to make a turn. He lost control, went off the road and into the gravel on the berm, causing the ATV to roll.
The girl was sitting in the front seat and was thrown from the ATV.
Martone was partially ejected through the door, and the ATV ended up resting on top of him. He was fatally injured and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The girl had critical injuries from the crash. She was flown to UPMC Altoona Medical Center.