Man killed in ATV accident
A Mechanicsville, Md. in Morgan County over the weekend when the 4-wheel all terrain vehicle he was riding apparently flipped over on top of him.
Oyer Edward Ridgeway, Jr., 28, was pronounced dead at the scene by Morgan County Emergency Medical Services, Sheriff Vince Shambaugh said.
The accident occurred on Milo School Road.
The call came into the 911 operator at 2:32 a.m. on Sunday morning, August 14. Ridgeway’s brother, Shawn Ridgeway, told police he was riding all terrain vehicles with his brother and a friend when his brother said he had dropped a battery pack and was going back to retrieve it.
When he didn’t return, Shawn Ridgeway and the friend went back and found his brother lying underneath his 4-wheeler, Shambaugh said.
Shawn Ridgeway pulled the 4-wheeler off of his brother while the friend went to call for help.
When Sheriff’s Deputies Luke Shambaugh and Dennis Jenkins arrived at 2:50 a.m., EMS paramedics were administering CPR to the victim but were unable to revive him, Shambaugh said.