Altamont, Tenn. – Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum has confirmed the department has been at the scene of a recreational ATV fatality off North Campbell Road in Altamont.
The victim, Connie Sue Kassner, 56, from Brasstown, North Carolina was visiting family in the area. According to GCSO, Kassner and another family member were riding separate individual ATVs in the Bluemont area. Witnesses stated that she was not experienced with offroad vehicles and was following a family member who came to a stop. As she approached, she apparently could not slow down and, apparently in an effort to avoid the stopped lead ATV, ended up falling off an elevation resulting in her death.
It is not immediately clear whether she was declared on the scene or if there was time for any ambulatory services to intervene.
Grundy County Herald will bring any further details that may become available.