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Spokane man dies after crashing ATV over steep embankment

PEND ORIELLE, Wash. - A Spokane man was found dead near Metaline Falls last week after crashing his ATV.

On May 20, around 2 p.m., deputies were dispatched to an injury accident on Lehigh Hill near Metaline Falls.

Deputies arrived and learned that 51-year-old Scott A. Smecko had been riding his ATV with a group. He became separated and did not show up to a pre-determined check point.

When members of his group went to look for him, they found that he had crashed.

It appeared that Smecko failed to negotiate a corner and went over a steep embankment.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The details of the collision are still under investigation.
 


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