This was the scene of a fatal ATV crash Sunday afternoon near Cemetery Road in Lower Mahoney Township.

LOWER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — An 18-year-old man from Elizabethville, Dauphin County, died Sunday afternoon when he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle he was operating near a farm along Cemetery Road, officials from the county coroner’s office said.

Coleton Timothy Gessner, 18, had been making repairs to a Kawasaki four-wheeler, then took it on a test run in a wooded area near a granary, first responders said. Those on the scene said he drove it down a steep embankment where the ATV struck a large fallen log.

News-Item reporter C.J. Grego contributed to this article.

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