ATV crash kills man in Mount Airy

August 09, 2002

The driver of an all-terrain vehicle was killed early yesterday when his vehicle struck a telephone pole in Mount Airy, authorities said.

Wallace Edward Ritter Jr., 34, of Martinsburg, W.Va., was driving a 2002 Honda FourTrax east on Harrisville Road about 1 a.m. yesterday when he swerved off the road and traveled up an embankment before striking the pole, according to state police in Westminster. Ritter was pronounced dead at the scene a half-hour later, police said.

The investigation continues.

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