Catawba County man dies in ATV accident overnight

Catawba County man dies in ATV accident overnight

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by Charlotte Observer & WCNC.com

WCNC.com

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.

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