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ATV Falls on Elderly Man, Killing Him



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    An elderly man was killed when an ATV he was working on fell on him on Saturday afternoon.

    Austin Irwin, 77, was doing maintenance work on the ATV at All Habitat Services, a mosquito control company on Tipping Drive, in Branford, when the vehicle fell on him, causing his death, police said.

    When Irwin’s wife was unable to reach him by phone, she went to the business and found him underneath the vehicle, officials said.

    Branford police, fire and EMS responded to the scene at 2:15 p.m. and located Irwin underneath the ATV, which is used to spray herbicides in remote areas.

    Emergency workers lifted the ATV off of Irwin, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Branford police are investigating.