Man dies following UTV crash
By Rapids City Times staff
ROME – A 42-year-old man has died and a 12-year-old boy is injured after a UTV crash in Wood County on Aug. 11.
Just before 4:30 p.m., the Rome Police Department responded to the 100 block of 14th Avenue for a utility terrain vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers observed a male still seat-belted in the overturned UTV.
The juvenile passenger told officers the driver had been incoherent before the crash, and had been closing his eyes and drifting off the road. The UTV left the road, struck a mailbox and then overturned, coming to rest upside down.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.