From BPT Newsroom Staff Reports: A Wednesday morning ATV accident has claimed the life of 67 year old Cornelius McConnell of Benton.
The accident took place on LA Hwy. 162 slightly west of LA Hwy. 157.
The accident scene was worked by the Louisiana State Police.
McConnell is reported to not have been wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
A toxicology sample was taken from McConnell (as is routine in these types of cases). Though not confirmed at this time, impairment is suspected to be a factor in the accident.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
BPT will update this story as more information is released.