CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – More details are emerging this morning surrounding an ATV crash that claimed the lives of two young men on Saturday afternoon.
In a preliminary report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Polaris Razor ATV was traveling north on old Highway 63 near Red Ash attempting to negotiate a left-hand turn. The ATV then traveled off the right side of the road striking a concrete train trestle. The collision caused the ATV to spin, ejecting both the driver and the passenger. The ATV ended up in the creek.
The men, both age 22, are identified as Jonathan Newport of Oneida and Garrett Baird of Pine Knot, Kentucky, died at the scene according to another official.
The call came in to Central Dispatch at 5:16pm, and the Caryville Fire Department and the Campbell County EMS responded along with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The THP handled the investigation and brought in its SERT Team to reconstruct the wreck. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/10/2022-6AM)