Richfield Springs ATV accident claims one life

RICHFIELD SPRINGS, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Richfield Springs farmer is dead after an ATV accident Sunday night.

The accident happened on Walters Way near Route 28. Authorities said 75-year-old Paul Szeflinski did not return to the barn after herding cows.

An employee found him unresponsive and his four wheeler in a creek bed about three miles from the road. He was found shortly before 8 p.m. and taken to a hospital in Cooperstown where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities said he died from blunt force trauma.

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