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CHAMPION — State police continue to investigate a crash involving a utility terrain vehicle that killed a Copenhagen man on Lee Road on Sunday morning.

State police said Derek A. Moore, 45, Copenhagen, was operating a 2018 Polaris UTV on Lee Road at a high rate of speed, when he failed to negotiate a turn and the UTV hit two fixed signposts.

The UTV drove off the shoulder of the roadway, overturned and hit a utility pole, according to troopers.

Mr. Moore was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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