Woman killed in ATV accident | News
Crystal River, FL -- A 20-year-old Inverness woman was killed in an ATV accident in Crystal River Friday afternoon.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, around 4 p.m., 22-year-old Eric Lee Stokes, of Crystal River, was riding an ATV east in a fenced-in field behind the residence of 8325 Orangetree Street when he lost control of the ATV and the vehicle rotated counter clockwise and overturned onto its right side against a fence.
Stokes and his passenger, Terri Lynn Benoit, were both ejected off of the ATV. Benoit died at the scene of the crash as a result of her injuries. Stokes received minor injuries. Neither Benoit or Stokes were wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
This accident remains under investigation.