A Barto, Berks County, man died in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday evening in Bingham Township, Potter County.

The passenger, Christian E. Hellriegel, 21, of Barto, was pronounced dead at the scene, Coudersport-based state police reported.

The driver, Collin M. Patterson, 25, also of Barto, suffered serious injuries and was transported by ChristianaCare LifeNet air-medical transport to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for evaluation and treatment.

According to police, at 7:11 p.m. Sunday, an ATV crash happened on Pushersiding Road, south of its intersection with Cinder Hill Road, in Bingham Township. A Polaris Sportsman 800 ATV, driven by Patterson, was traveling in the northbound land and failed to negotiate a right curve. The ATV went off the road on its west side, traveled down an embankment and struck a tree with its front end.

Hellriegel and Patterson were both ejected from the ATV, with Patterson suffering major injuries and Hellriegel suffering fatal injuries, police said.

The Tri-Town Ambulance and Fire Department and the Genesee Ambulance assisted at the scene.

The investigation continues.

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