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ATV rider dies near Silver Valley

A Post Falls man died Saturday afternoon in an ATV accident near Silver Valley.

Authorities think 29-year-old Vito E. Pistone was fatally injured when he failed to negotiate a turn and struck two trees, said Kootenai County sheriff’s Sgt. Ward B. Crawford. Pistone was not wearing a helmet.

About 4:50 p.m. Saturday, the Sheriff’s Department and members of the U.S. Forest Service responded to the area where the crash occurred on Forest Service Road No. 413, less than a mile east of Forest Service Road No. 209, Crawford said. Pistone had succumbed to his injuries.

Pistone was inexperienced with ATVs, authorities said. The crash remains under investigation.