Name released in ATV fatality

HELVETIA — West Virginia State Police officials have confirmed the identity of an individual killed in an ATV crash over the weekend.

Sgt. M.S. Horne, Elkins detachment commander, said Joseph Clyde Thompson III, 25, of Providence Forge, Virginia, was killed in the crash.

Senior Trooper S.W. Shahan, investigating officer for the incident, said the accident was reported early Saturday morning just outside of Helvetia.

Shahan explained the ATV operator ran off the road, causing the individual to crash.

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