Auburn man dies in ATV accident near Soap Lake

  • Sun May 25th, 2014 5:14pm
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Associated Press

EPHRATA — A 23-year-old man from Auburn has died from injuries received during an all-terrain vehicle accident near Soap Lake in Grant County.

The Grant County sheriff’s office reports Collin D. Murdock was the passenger in a ATV being driven Friday on private property about seven miles east of Soap Lake. The vehicle hit a skid and Murdock apparently jumped off and hit his head on irrigation equipment.

KPQ-AM reports Murdock’s friends drove him to Columbia Basin Hospital in Ephrata where he died Friday evening.

The driver of the ATV, 24-year-old Matthew J. Giandalia, of Kent, suffered minor injuries. He was treated and released from Columbia Basin Hospital. Neither Giandalia nor Murdock was wearing a helmet.