EPHRATA, Wash. -- A 23-year-old Auburn, Wash. man died from injuries suffered during a Friday afternoon ATV accident near Soap Lake.
According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Collin D. Murdock was the passenger in a Polaris Ranger ATV which was being driven on private property along County Road 20-Northeast about seven miles east of Soap Lake. The ATV began to skid and Murdock apparently jumped from the ATV, striking his head on an irrigation circle pivot. His friends drove him to Columbia Basin Hospital in Ephrata where he died that evening.
The 24-year-old driver of the ATV received minor injuries. He was treated and released from Columbia Basin Hospital. Neither rider was wearing a helmet, officials said.
Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated and believe the incident was an accident. No criminal charges were expected.