Man dies after ATV accident in Franklin Basin

A 33-year-old man died after an ATV accident near Franklin Basin. The crash was reported Saturday, just after 12 p.m.

Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Peterson said the man was riding the off-road vehicle along Franklin Basin Road, about four-miles from Logan Canyon, US-89. The ATV ran off the roadway and fell over a 15-foot drop off.

The man was found unconscious and not breathing. Bystanders called 911 and performed CPR while medical crews were dispatched to the scene.

A medical helicopter was also paged to the crash.

Paramedics continued life saving efforts once they arrived. They were unsuccessful and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is not being released yet, pending an investigation and notification of family.

Peterson said sheriff’s investigators are being assisted by officials from the Utah State Parks Department and the State Medical Examiners Office.

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