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Fatal ATV crash near Wayatinah this morning

POLICE are investigating a crash that resulted in the death of young man from Glenfern early this morning (Sunday). Bridgewater Police say an 18-year-old died at the scene near Wayatinah and a 25-year-old from Hamilton was taken to hospital.

“At approximately 3.15am on Sunday, 31 October 2021, police and emergency services arrived at the scene of a fatal crash involving a Polaris four-wheeler side-by-side all-terrain vehicle,” police said in a statement. “The scene of the crash was on a gravel road, Father of Marshes Rd, off Catagunya Rd, Wayatinah.

“Sadly an 18-year-old male from Glenfern who was the passenger in the ATV has died. The 25-year-old male driver from Hamilton was also taken to hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. Preliminary investigations reveal that both the driver and the passenger were wearing seat belts,” police said.

Tasmania Police and Ambulance Tasmania attended the scene, assisted by officers from the Crash Investigation Service and Forensic Service. Early indications are that the ATV lost control on the gravel road and overturned.

“A full investigation will be conducted into this matter (and) a report will be prepared for the coroner. Tasmania Police offer our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the family, friends and loved ones of all those involved.”

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