One person dead after ATV accident in McDowell County

McDowell County
ATV accident

One person is dead following an ATV accident in McDowell County.

According to officers with the Welch Police Department, the victim is 51-year-old, Brian Thompson, from Welch. 

The accident happened on Route 16 in the Riverside Drive area of Welch around 3:20 p.m. on August 9.

Thompson reportedly lost control while riding an ATV and flipped over the handlebars. Officers added he was not wearing a helmet. 

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