Man dies in ATV accident on Windrock Mountain

OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A 68-year-old man died in an ATV wreck around 2:00 p.m. Saturday on Windrock Mountain in Oliver Springs.

Anderson County deputies say Lindon Joald Lightsey, of Baxley, Georgia, was riding with his 12-year-old granddaughter and a group of friends when the ATV went off a 60 foot embankment.

The girl was able to wave down help.

She was taken to UT Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, while Lightsey died at the scene.

Investigators say it appears neither were wearing helmets.

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