The Huntsville Mall is transformed into ground zero for the White Knuckle Event on May 24, 2013, one of two ATV events in Huntsville over the holiday weekend.
The Huntsville Mall is transformed into ground zero for the White Knuckle Event on May 24, 2013, one of two ATV events in Huntsville over the holiday weekend. (Independent Herald photo/Ben Garrett)

HUNTSVILLE — A holiday trip to Scott County ended in tragedy for an Illinois couple after an elderly man was killed in an ATV accident early Friday afternoon.

The man, described as being in his 70s, died after his side-by-side ATV overturned and landed on him as he climbed a hill on Trail #49 at Brimstone Recreation.

According to Scott County Sheriff's Department deputy Eric Newport, the man was riding with his girlfriend of 12 years when the ATV overturned on a steep portion of the trail, which is also called the Injun Joe Trail and is located between Griffey Branch and Byrges Creek. According to Brimstone's website, the trail is rated difficult.

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