MANSFIELD - A New York State man was killed Friday night in Tioga County's Morris Township when he was ejected from the Yamaha ATV he was operating and then subsequently run over by the vehicle, state police said.
Theodore Strang, 38, of Oakfield, lost control of the ATV as he was traveling west on Horn Hill Road about 8:45 p.m., police said.
After Strang failed to negotiate a left hand curve, the vehicle went down an embankment, throwing him off the vehicle, police said. He was then run over before the ATV slammed into a tree, police said. A deputy coroner pronounced the victim dead at the scene, ruling that he died of "blunt force trauma," a trooper said.