Latrobe man dies after being thrown from ATV in Cook Township

August 23, 2018

A Latrobe man driving an all-terrain vehicle died in Cook Township after crashing into a guardrail early Sunday morning, according to the Westmoreland County coroner.

The coroner’s office identified the victim as Nickolas S. Taylor, 24.

“It definitely appears that speed was a factor,” Deputy Coroner Sean Hribal said Sunday.

Hribal pronounced Taylor dead at the scene. The coroner’s office said Taylor died from blunt force injuries; officials said he was not wearing a helmet.

The coroner’s office awaits toxicology reports, a mandatory procedure, that could take several weeks, Hribal said.