Man dies in ATV crash Saturday |

Man dies in ATV crash Saturday

Daily staff report
Vail, CO, Colorado

EAGLE – A Gypsum man is dead after an ATV crash Saturday evening on Hardscrabble Road outside of Eagle.

Marcus Matthews, 40, of Gypsum, died at the scene of the accident, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities received an emergency call at about 7:30 p.m. that a man had crashed an ATV about seven miles up Hardscrabble Road. The man fell about 100 feet down an embankment, and friends were trying to resuscitate him, police were told.

Rescuers from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Vail Mountain Rescue Group attempted to save Matthews, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

According to the Eagle County Coroner’s Office, the cause of death remains under investigation pending an autopsy.

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