ATV rider dies in crash

BY JOSEPH KOHUT
Times-Shamrock Writer

A 25-year-old all-terrain vehicle rider who collided with a pony in Springville Township Saturday night has died from injuries sustained in that accident.

Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland confirmed the death of Robert Kerr of Hop Bottom.

Kerr was riding his Suzuki ATV north on Route 3004 in Susquehanna County about 9:30 p.m. when he hit the pony in the road, state police at the Gibson barracks said.

Kerr was originally treated at Tyler Memorial Hospital but later transported to Scranton.

He was not wearing a helmet and died of traumatic brain injury, Rowland said.

The Springville Volunteer Fire Company also responded to the scene.

The pony’s condition was unknown.