Conservation Officer Eric Fluette
July 20, 2019
Clarksville – At approximately 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019, Ryan Mahoney, 18, of Quincy, Massachusetts was operating an ATV on Deadwater Loop Road in Clarksville. Mahoney was traveling behind a side by side when he failed to navigate a sharp right turn. Mahoney traveled straight into the woods and approximately 20 feet down a steep embankment where he struck a tree.
Mahoney’s riding companions quickly went to his aid and a 911 call was made. Pittsburg Fire Department, 45th Parallel EMS and Conservation Officer’s responded. Mahoney sustained non-life threatening injuries from the crash and was transported to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook for treatment.
This crash is still under investigation; however it appears that following to close behind another vehicle was a primary factor in the crash with the significant road dust present on the trails. Conservation Officers would like to remind OHRV operators traveling in groups to give significant space between vehicles to maximize visibility.