Central Illinois man killed in ATV accident

November 19, 2011 at 08:43 PM

A 58-year-old Sangamon County man was killed in an ATV accident today while deer hunting on his property in rural New Berlin.

The incident occurred in a field near South Wake Road around 1:50 p.m. The identity of the victim was not being released, pending the notification of relatives, said Lt. Wes Barr of the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office.

The man had been hunting, and was apparently taking ammunition to his son when the accident occurred. He was found underneath the ATV and pronounced dead at the scene, Barr said.