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Authorities identify man killed in UTV accident

UPDATE -- Authorities have identified the man who died in a UTV crash reported to the Green County Sheriff's Office on Saturday.

David J. Laurent, 69, rural Blanchardville, died in the crash on private property in the town of York.

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YORK (WKOW) -- A UTV accident left one person dead Saturday afternoon.

According to the Green County Sheriff's Office, it happened on private property, near STH 39 in the Town of York. During the investigation, authorities learned an adult was driving the vehicle on a steep terrain.

Although the driver wasn't speeding, the UTV flipped over, and the driver was thrown out of the vehicle and trapped underneath.

The Green County Coroners Office announced the driver was dead at the scene.

Authorities said the driver was not wearing a helmet and the UTV did not have any seat belts.

There was another adult in the UTV during the accident, but that person was not hurt.

Green County authorities will release the name of the deceased, pending the notification of family members.

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