Springfield man, 56, dies after ATV crash at Bonny Rigg campground

BECKET — A 56-year-old Springfield man who suffered serious head and neck injuries in an ATV crash at the Bonny Rigg campground Thursday afternoon has died, according to Massachusetts Environmental Police spokeswoman Katie Gronendyke. 

Environmental and Becket police responded to the crash at 4:39 p.m. and found the man, who suffered serious head and chest injuries, according to Gronendyke.

The victim was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in an ambulance after the crash, according to Becket Fire Chief Mark Hanford.

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to Gronendyke. Environmental Police are investigating, she said. 

Becket police referred all questions to Environmental Police. 

The Bonny Rigg campground website indicates that public camping is available May through October and ATV riding is authorized year-round. 

When reached by phone Thursday night, the campground's manager, Bonny Rigg, said that the victim owned a site on the campground but declined to identify him, as the man's family had not yet been notified.

"It was an unfortunate incident," Rigg said.

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz can be reached at horecchio@berkshireeagle.com, @HavenEagle on Twitter, or 413-770-6977.


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