Gordon man dies in ATV accident
COAL TOWNSHIP - A Gordon man was killed in an ATV crash Sunday afternoon at the top of Burnside Mountain.
Township police report John Nemeth, 49, of Gordon, was killed in the 2:56 p.m. crash in a wooded area, approximately one mile east of Route 125. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Northumberland County Deputy Coroner Barry Leisenring.
Police say Nemeth was operating a Can-Am 800R V-Twin four-wheeler west on a dirt road in the area, and as he was negotiating a curve in the road, the ATV left the roadway.
The vehicle traveled into the woods and flipped onto its side, ejecting Nemeth from it.
An autopsy will be performed on Tuesday and the cause of death is pending. The accident remains under investigation by the coroner's office and the Coal Township Police.