92-Year-Old Dies In ATV Accident
A 92-year-old man died while working on a woodlot with his son in the Northern Maine town of Wallagrass.
Corporal John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service said in a press release that Gerard Belanger of Wallagress had been cutting tree length wood on his woodlot when the accident happened. He was using his CAN-AM 500cc ATV and a log hauling trailer to move logs from the lot to a log pile behind his home.
Belanger was trying to haul a large log down a moderately sloped hill when it appears the weight of the log caused the trailer and ATV to become unstable, he lost control of the vehicle, and was ejected. Belanger's son found him after he failed to return to the woodlot. He was taken by ambulance to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent where he died Monday evening.
The accident remains under investigation.