Pomeroy man killed in ATV accident

Michael Hart - For the Daily Sentinel

POMEROY —A Meigs County man was killed Saturday afternoon when his ATV reportedly overturned on him while tending to his livestock.

At 3:49 p.m. Saturday, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to assist Meigs Emergency Medial Service on an unknown emergency call. En route to the area, deputies learned a man required assistance with his father who had been in an ATV crash.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived at Union Avenue in Pomeroy and were assisted to the remote location on private property by the Pomeroy Fire Department’s brush truck. The officers met EMS personnel already on the scene and were informed Ron Allen Capehart, 47, of Pomeroy, was deceased.

Family members stated Capehart had departed around 2 p.m. Saturday to tend livestock and check fence lines in the wake of rains that afternoon. His son discovered the Pomeroy man underneath the overturned four-wheeler. The son then contacted 911.

Dr. Douglas Hunter, Meigs County coroner, later arrived on scene, meeting the many agencies deployed to the site, including the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Meigs County EMS, the Pomeroy Fire Department and Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.

No other information was available at press time.

Michael Hart

For the Daily Sentinel