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1 dead, 1 injured after ATV accident

The Ironton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle ATV fatal crash that occurred at 4:12 p.m. on Jan. 7. The crash occurred on State Route 522 approximately 35 yards west of County Road 41 in Lawrence County.

A 2014 Honda Rancher was traveling westbound on State Route 522 near mile post 5. The ATV entered a left curve at an unsafe speed driving off the right edge of the roadway striking a large rock. One of the occupants, Mark Allen Clark, 46, of Ironton, was thrown from the ATV and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Lawrence County Coroner. A second occupant, Blaze Darby, 25, of Ironton, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital for treatment. The crash remains under investigation by the Lawrence County Ohio State Highway Patrol Post.