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ATV rider with no helmet killed in crash

Posted at 8:10 AM, Jul 03, 2017

Erie County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a deadly ATV crash in the Town of Colden.  

Deputies were called to South Hill, just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Neighbors called 911 after hearing a loud crash and seeing a man in a ditch.  Deputies say he was hurt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say the man, 35-year-old Joseph Ernst, of Depew, was not wearing a helmet.

Deputies have not released any information about the circumstances surrounding this crash.

The Sheriff's Crash Investigation Unit is now working this investigation.