Lawson Man Killed in ATV Crash Sunday in Ray County

A Lawson man died in an ATV crash Sunday evening in Ray County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 6:00 Sunday night at 32247 Beaver Run Lane as 53-year-old David L. Martin drove a Yamaha ATV northbound.

Troopers say the ATV began to skid in a field, overturned, and ejected Martin and a 13-year-old male passenger.

Martin was taken to Excelsior Springs Hospital and pronounced dead at 7:36 Sunday night.

The teen suffered moderate injuries and sought treatment at Liberty Hospital.

Authorities say neither Martin nor the teen wore safety gear at the time of the crash.