20-Year-old killed in ATV accident while working at Peoria ranch

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PEORIA, Ariz. – A 20-year-old man was killed in an ATV accident while working on a ranch.

Police say Mitchell Small died from injuries he sustained Thursday evening in an ATV accident that took place near the Loop 303 freeway and Vistancia Boulevard in Peoria.

He was working on a ranch performing his regular duties at the time of the incident.

Preliminary details indicate Small’s ATV struck a cable barrier stretched across a cattle guard to stop traffic from traveling down the dirt road.

A motorist reportedly saw Small cross Vistancia Boulevard. When the motorist looked back he saw Small lying on the ground.

The ATV, which belongs to the victim’s employer, continued traveling down the dirt road and rolled down an embankment.