MARTHAVILLE, La. (NPSO) - A Marthaville man was found dead in an ATV crash on a trail in west Natchitoches Parish.
According to NPSO’s investigation, Timmy Lopez, 54, was operating the ATV on a trail off of Preston Hayes Road when he apparently hit a ravine causing the ATV to roll down an embankment ejecting Lopez. The ATV rolled over coming to a rest on top of him, causing fatal injuries.
Mr. Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene. NPSO said he was not wearing a helmet and that alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash due to evidence collected at the scene.
Lopez was last seen riding the ATV on Saturday afternoon July 6, however, he had not been reported missing to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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