Friday, May 24, 2013
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NAPLES — One woman is dead and a man has serious injuries following an ATV crash this morning in Naples.
The man and woman were riding on the same ATV on River Road just before 5 a.m. when the ATV left the road, flew through the air into trees, then flipped, coming to rest in Crooked River, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.
A couple riding with them on a second ATV was not involved in the crash.
Shanan Loud, 24, of Naples, was pronounced dead at the scene. Johnathan Caswell, 28, of Naples, was taken to Bridgton Hospital and then taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center. He is in fair condition, a spokeswoman said.
Deputies interviewed the woman who was on the second ATV but the man had left the scene by the time authorities arrived, the sheriff's office said.
Speed and alcohol appeared to contribute to the crash, the sheriff's office said. Neither Loud nor Caswell were wearing helmets.
Police said they have not determined who was driving.
Loud and Caswell recently moved to Naples. She is originally from Hiram and he is from Randolph.