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Three people killed in separate ATV crashes Saturday, officials say

Published: Aug. 23, 2020 at 3:55 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Two Maine men have died following two separate ATV crashes in Anson and The Forks when they lost control of their ATV’s Saturday.

In Anson, wardens say 69-year-old Roland Robitaille of Freedom was thrown off his ATV while riding on a trail around 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Officials say he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wardens say Robitaille was not wearing a helmet.

In The Forks, 32-year-old Joshua Violette of Readfield was traveling in a group of ATV's on the Divide Road when he lost control Saturday morning.

We're told Violette died at the scene.

His passenger, 33-year-old, Ashlie Dostie of Mt. Vernon was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

“ATV riding can be a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors when they are driven properly. Always wear your helmet, always ride under control, always ride sober and stay on marked trails.”

Game Warden Corporal John MacDonald

Wardens say speed appears to be a factor in a crash that left a man from Massachusetts dead after crashing his ATV Saturday night.

We’re told 29-year-old Tyler Curry was riding alone in Lang Township on a private access after leaving the group he had been with earlier in the day when he slid off a bridge at a high rate of speed and went into a river.

Officials say he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wardens say Curry was not wearing a helmet.

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