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Rural Madison man dead in ATV accident

MADISON -- A 54-year-old rural Madison man died as a result of an all-terrain vehicle crash reported around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday west of Madison.

According to a news release from Lac qui Parle County Sheriff Rick Halvorson, Thomas Bly was found under the ATV and was pronounced dead at the scene, at 2191 Highway 40, which is one-half mile west of Madison along Highway 40.

Bly was operating a 2008 Suzuki Kingquad 4x4 ATV and was southbound on 221st Avenue, attempted to turn into a driveway, lost control of the ATV and rolled into the ditch. He was pinned under the machine.

The accident is under investigation by the Sheriff's Office. Assisting agencies include the Madison police, ambulance and fire departments.