Teton Eclipse Visitor Killed in ATV Rollover

On Sunday August 20, 2017 at 1:05 PM Teton County, WY Dispatch received a 911 call reporting an ATV accident with a male victim who was unresponsive.

The accident occurred on the Rapid Creek ATV trail in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Alta, WY.

A friend accompanying the victim was performing CPR on the victim while on the line with dispatch.

Teton County, ID Search and Rescue, Teton County, WY Search and Rescue and Deputies with the Teton County, WY Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

An Air Idaho medical helicopter was also requested to the scene.

Rescuers on scene were unable to resuscitate the victim and he was declared deceased at 1:55 pm.

The investigation revealed that the victim and his friend were riding in the side by side ATV on the trail when it became high-centered on a large rock.

Both men were out of the ATV attempting to dislodge it when the ATV began to roll backwards.

The machine tipped over landing on the victim causing severe neck and chest trauma.

The victim has been identified as 30 year old John Benson Mione, who was visiting from Texas.

Mione was here for the eclipse event.

No drugs or alcohol are suspected to be involved.