Fatal ATV Accident in Tyler County
MIDDLEBOURNE — The Tyler County Sheriff’s Department said a Middlebourne man was killed last week in an all-terrain vehicle accident in the Lonetree area.
The sheriff’s department said John A. Fiber, 53, of 3252 Elk Fork Road, was headed north on Elk Fork Road on June 17 when he lost control of his ATV while he attempted to pass a truck. The ATV traveled over an embankment and struck a tree.
The sheriff’s department said Fiber was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is still under investigation, but it is believed speed and alcohol were contributing factors, according to the sheriff’s department.
Emergency personnel from Middlebourne and Sistersville volunteer fire departments assisted sheriff’s deputies.