PAYSON — Authorities in northern Arizona say a Mesa man is dead after an all-terrain vehicle accident in Payson.
Gila County Sheriff's officials identify the victim as 49-year-old Richard Melcher.
They received a 911 call about 4 p.m. Monday about an ATV wreck in the area of Rim Trail.
Whispering Pines Fire Department personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Authorities say Melcher wasn't wearing a helmet, but did have experience riding an ATV.
The cause of the accident is under investigation, but sheriff's officials say it doesn't appear that drug or alcohol use is a factor.