CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -- A man died in an ATV accident overnight in Catawba County, according to officials.
The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service about 5:30 a.m. Monday at Slanting Bridge Road and Tradewinds Drive.
When they arrived, they found 30-year-old Joseph Hall's body was cold, suggesting he had been dead for hours, said Robert Gore, a 911 dispatcher.
The sheriff's office said Hall was driving north on Slanting Bridge Road when he hit a culvert drain pipe and crashed his ATV.
Fire and EMS reported to the scene.
“The vehicle may have gone off the road into a ditch, then went airborne and the victim was next to the stop sign with the ATV pressed into him,” said Gore.