On Wednesday, June 8, at about 10:30 a.m. the Caribou County Sheriff received notification from the Lincoln County, Wyoming Sheriff of an ATV accident that had occurred approximately 9.5 miles southeast of Afton, Wyoming, in Idaho.
Lincoln County Search and Rescue was activated and responded to assist Caribou County.
It was determined that the ATV operator had died at the scene prior to EMS arrival. The ATV had rolled down a sharp embankment while the operator was mending fences. The operator had been working by himself at the time of the accident.
The operator was Lance Bateman, age 63, from Etna, Wyoming.