LOWELL — A 22-year-old man from Irasburg was killed in an ATV crash in Lowell on Saturday.
Police say the victim, identified as Nicholas Miller, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Irish Hill Road at around 7:00 p.m.
“Preliminary investigation revealed Nicholas Miller was operating the ATV at a high rate of speed on Irish Hill Road, causing the ATV to leave the asphalt portion of the roadway,” a statement issued by police reads.
The ATV traveled in the grassy shoulder for approximately 50 yards before striking several trees down an embankment.
Miller was not wearing a seat belt nor a helmet, police say, and was ejected from the ATV.
Missisquoi Ambulance service responded to the scene and pronounced him deceased.
The sole passenger on the ATV was wearing a seat belt and was transported to North County Hospital with what police describe as “minor injuries.”
Police are saying that alcohol and speed appear to be contributing factors in Saturday’s fatal crash.