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ATV crash takes life of Darlington man
fatal atv accident

TOWN OF DARLINGTON – A rural Darlington man was killed on Sunday, March 21 when he lost control of his ATV.

Alan W. Meckley, 43, was found deceased upon arrival of first responders. Meckley was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

According to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department report, around 1:51 p.m. they were notified of a crash that occurred in the 13000 block of County Road Z in the town of Darlington. Meckley was traveling westbound on County Road Z on his Polaris Scrambler. It appears he lost control of the ATV, crossed into the eastbound lane, entered the south ditch line, struck a fence and then a utility pole.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wardens responded and took over the investigation of the crash with the assistance of Lafayette County deputies. Wardens and deputies were also assisted at the scene by the Darlington Police Department, Darlington Fire Department, Green County EMS-Darlington and the Lafayette County Coroner’s Office.