Smith County man dies in ATV accident


From Smith County Sheriff's Office:

On March 28 at approximately 8 pm, the Smith County Sheriff's Office was notified of a one vehicle ATV crash that occurred in the 17000 block of FM 1252 south of Winona. 

The ATV operator, Juan Espinoza borrowed the ATV from a coworker. The coworker began worrying about Espinoza after he was gone longer than he had said he would be. During a search, the coworker located the ATV and found Espinoza unconscious nearby.

The coworker administered CPR until EMS arrived. According to EMS, Espinoza sustained massive head trauma. Espinoza was pronounced dead at the scene by Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Mitch Shamburger.

Espinoza was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.



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