Off-Road Vehicle Accident Remains Under Investigation

The formal cause of a fatal off-road vehicle accident, involving a Haverhill man last Saturday at 30 Lisa Lane, Haverhill, has yet to be released by Massachusetts Environmental Police investigators.

Haverhill police identified the victim as Paul Wilkins, 61, of 6 Smythe St., Haverhill. Police said responders to the scene found the victim on the ground, but referred inquiries for more details to environmental police.

“The accident is still under investigation, but speed, the use of an off-road vehicle on a road, the surface of the roadway, operator experience and the lack of a helmet are all involved factors,” Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Press Secretary Katie Gronendyke told WHAV Thursday. “There was a witness who was in proximity to the crash site, which will be available in the final report.”