HUNTSVILLE — After no fatalities for the first seven years of its existence, there have been two in less than a month at the Brimstone Recreation ATV park.

On Saturday afternoon, a 49-year-old Florida man — identified as Phillip T. Whittington, of Saint Johns, Fla. — was killed in an ATV accident on the 18,000-acre property located south of Huntsville.

Whittington was reportedly part of a group of more than a dozen ATV riders who were riding ATVs on a steep portion of one of the Brimstone trails when he lost control of his ATV and fell from the vehicle.

To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email to receive login credentials. If you are a subscriber who is logged in and believe you are seeing this message in error, please email or call 423-569-6343.