Pawlet man killed when ATV rolls down embankment

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A 72-year-old man on an ATV was killed Wednesday when he lost control of the vehicle in the woods and rolled down an embankment.

Police say Richard Morey of Pawlet was reported missing by family members after failing to return from a ride.

Pawlet firefighters on ATVs searched the woods near Rt. 30 and found Morey’s body around midnight. Police say he lost control of the vehicle before it rolled down an embankment.

No one else was injured and Morey’s ATV suffered only minor damage

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