1 dead, 2 injured in Adams County ATV crash, sheriff says

MANCHESTER, Ohio -- A Manchester man is dead and two others were injured after an ATV crash in Monroe Township, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office.

Fifty-six-year-old Thomas Lute was found with fatal injuries after a UTV he was riding rolled over at 2:57 a.m. Friday in a wooden area of a property in the 2400 block of Island Creek Road, the sheriff's office said.

Mathew Blythe, 28, of Manchester, was flown by helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with major injuries. Twenty-one-year-old Anthony McGowan, also of Manchester, was treated on scene and transported to a local hospital.

Lute was transported to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office for autopsy. The crash remains under investigation.

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