Canova man has been identified in ATV Crash

 A Canova, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died after a one vehicle ATV accident Friday morning, July 14.

 Preliminary crash information indicates a 2018 Yamaha four-wheeler was traveling eastbound on 244th Street, a gravel road, just west of 429th Avenue about one mile east of Epiphany, SD.   

The ATV was on the north side of the road and gradually entered the south ditch coming to rest in a cornfield. For an undetermined reason, the driver came off the ATV before it went into the ditch.   The driver, John Zens, 57, was airlifted to Sanford in Sioux Falls with life threatening injuries. Zens succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, July 18.  He was not wearing a helmet.

 South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.