Man dies after falling off UTV

FLORENCE, Miss. (WJTV) – A man in Florence dies after falling off of an UTV, Saturday evening.

According to Rankin County Coroner David Ruth, it happened on Maple Street in Florence around 8:00.

Ruth says 36-year-old Jan “JW” Thomas died from blunt force trauma to the head after falling onto the road.

Thomas was in the backseat of an UTV, “side by side,” according to Ruth.

Witnesses say the UTV was going about ten miles per hour.

Ruth says Thomas was not using any safety equipment.



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