A Star Valley man was killed in an ATV accident southeast of Afton, Wyoming Wednesday. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office, about 10:30 am the Caribou County Sheriff was given notification from the Lincoln County, Wyoming Sheriff of an ATV accident that had occurred approximately 9.5 miles west of the state line.
Lincoln County Search and Rescue was activated and responded to assist Caribou County, but it was determined that the ATV operator had died at the scene prior to EMS arrival. The sheriff’s office release says the ATV had rolled down a sharp embankment where the operator was mending fences.
The operator had been working by himself at the time of the accident. The sheriff’s office identifies the operator as 63 year old Lance Bateman from Etna, Wyoming.