ATV rider dies in accident in Town of Newstead

TOWN OF NEWSTEAD, N.Y. (WIVB) – Shortly after 10:00 a.m. Sunday, Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of an ATV accident on Skye Road in the Town of Newstead.

A passerby noticed the vehicle was off the road and called for assistance. When police arrived on the scene, they say they found the driver pinned against a part of the vehicle.

That driver was soon pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified the victim as Robert Johannes, a 27-year-old Akron man.

Police say the crash is under investigation by the Accident Investigations Unit and the Sheriff’s ATV unit, both of which responded to another ATV crash over the weekend.

Officials say two people sustained injuries when an ATV crashed in Holland on Saturday night. Charges are pending in that case. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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