Troopers: Man killed in ATV crash in Mims


BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol said a 47-year-old man was killed in an ATV crash in Mims Saturday night.

According to troopers, the crash happened around 9:45 p.m. near Leather Fern Lane and Gopher Slough Road in Mims.

Raymond DeLeon and a passenger were riding the ATV on Leather Fern Lane when DeLeon tried to swerve around an area of standing water and mud, FHP said. DeLeon lost control of the ATV and hit a tree and mailbox before the four-wheeler overturned.

Troopers said DeLeon was pronounced deceased at the scene. His passenger, 46-year-old Michael Creel, suffered minor injuries in the crash.

FHP said the crash remains under investigation.