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Joppa Man Killed in ATV Accident

Victim Died Trying to Climb Hill in Quarry

(Joppa, Md. – May 14, 2006) — A 41year-old Joppa man died Saturday night while riding his ATV in a quarry located off Fort Hoyle Road in Joppa. Thomas Gregory Johnson, of the 400 block of Berkshire Court in Joppa, died when his Suzuki Eiger Quadrunner flipped over on him while he was attempting to climb a 200-foot hill from the quarry.

Johnson’s son notified his mother and uncle that his father had not returned home from four-wheeling in the quarry where he ventured at approximately 9:00 p.m. Family members discovered Johnson in the quarry at approximately 10:52 p.m. with the ATV lying on top of him.

The victim’s brother Kenneth Paul Johnson and Dustin Smith an area resident pulled the ATV off Johnson and began CPR. Efforts to revive Johnson however were futile.

Emergency medical personnel from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company responded to the scene and extricated the victim from the quarry. Johnson was subsequently determined to be deceased at the scene.

The victim was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore where an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.