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A Belgrade man was killed in an ATV accident Wednesday evening on Ridge Road in Washington County, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The highway patrol report states that at 5:30 p.m. Matthew Kearns, 52, of Belgrade was travelling westbound on Ridge Road west of Route DD in a 2003 Yamaha Grizzly 660 ATV about 5:30 p.m. when the vehicle traveled off the right edge of the road.

The vehicle struck an embankment, throwing Kearns from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday by Washington County EMS.

Jacob Scott is a reporter with the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3616 or at jscott@dailyjournalonline.com.

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