The Erie County Sheriff's Office on Monday afternoon identified the victim of a fatal all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday night in Colden as Joseph Ernst, 35, of Depew.
Residents on South Hill Road called 911 about 8:40 p.m. after hearing a loud crash and discovering a man lying injured in a ditch. Deputies were dispatched to 9385 South Hill Road along with volunteer fire personnel. Ernst was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's Crash Investigation and ATV units are continuing their investigation of the crash.