Three injured in ATV crash

A Polaris Ranger rolled after cornering too fast Sept. 22 in Straight River Township.

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Three people were injured when an ATV rolled over Sept. 22 in Straight River Township.

According to a Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office press release, the accident was reported at 4:32 p.m. on Big Buck Drive.

Deputies arrived to find Hubbard First Responders administering first aid to Katelynn Moore, 18, of Menahga, who had suffered a cut on her forehead, the report states.

A 2023 Polaris Ranger was tipped on its side with Ashley Moore, 39, of Menahga still inside, complaining about arm, head and neck pain, the report states. She was able to climb out of the machine, where she was attended by first responders and North Memorial Ambulance.

Driver of the Polaris was John Hassell, 41, of Menahga. According to the report, Hassell was traveling with his two passengers on Blue Spruce Road when he turned onto Big Buck Drive going too fast. The Polaris slid sideways, then rolled.


Hassell received a hand injury in the crash, the report states. He was cited for careless driving.

The single-vehicle incident on Highway 23 involved a 19-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl.

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