Florida man faces charges after fatal ATV crash

Authorities say a Florida man is facing charges following the death of a passenger on his all-terrain vehicle.

The Naples Daily News reports that the crash happened early Monday at Picayune Strand State Forest near Naples.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 18-year-old Koleton Mitchell was riding the two-person ATV on a one-lane road with 20-year-old Oliver Mey in the passenger seat and 22-year-old Brenden Eddington sitting on a cooler. The ATV hit a tree and overturned onto Eddington. Mitchell and Mey drove Eddington back to a residence and called for help. Eddington was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.

Troopers say Mitchell faces charges for DUI and manslaughter charges. Jail records didn't list an attorney.


Information from: Naples (Fla.) Daily News, http://www.naplesnews.com