CARTHAGE — A Massachusetts man died Sunday afternoon following an ATV crash in Carthage.

Taylor Curtin, 27, of Belchertown, Massachusetts, had been camping with friends at Rocky Mountain Terrain Park, off Winter Hill Road, where the crash occurred.

Curtin had borrowed a friend’s 2007 Can AM 800 ATV and was returning to the campsite when the ATV went airborne and struck a tree at about 1:30 p.m.

Curtin was not wearing a helmet, according to game wardens, who said speed was considered a factor in the crash.

Emergency workers pronounced Curtin dead at the scene. His body was taken to Wiles Funeral Home in Farmington for examination by representatives of the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Med-Care EMS, Carthage Fire Department and East Dixfield Fire Department all responded to the fatal crash.

Taylor Curtin, 27, of Belchertown, Massachusetts, died Sunday after crashing an ATV in Carthage. Curtin was camping with friends at Rocky Mountain Terrain Park, off Winter Hill Road. He died when the ATV he was riding went airborne and struck a tree at about 1:30 p.m. (Maine Warden Service photo)


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