Man killed in ATV wreck east of Payson

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PAYSON, Ariz. -- A 27-year-old man was killed in an ATV wreck east of Payson Friday evening.

Investigators with the Gila County Sheriff's Office said it appears David Silverstein lost control of his quad when he tried to negotiate a curve on Forest Road 200 just south of Colcord Road in Christopher Creek.

He hit a pine tree and was ejected from the ATV.

Sheriff's deputies and Christopher Kohl's Fire Department personnel responded to the reported wreck at approximately 6:15 p.m. First aid was administered but Silverstein died from his injuries.

The sheriff's office is awaiting toxicology results to determine if there were any other factors that could have contributed to the wreck.

The case is still under investigation.