Queens man dies in Hancock ATV accident

20-year-old Ahman Alrefai of Jackson Heights was killed yesterday afternoon, near Tar Hollow Road in the town of Hancock, when the ATV he was riding went off the road and overturned.

From the Delaware County Sheriff's Office:

On Wednesday afternoon Delaware County Sheriff's Deputies investigated an All Terrain Vehicle accident on Tar Hollow Road in the Town of Hancock that claimed the life of a 20 year old Queens, NY man.

Ahmad Alrefai of Jackson Heights, NY, was apparently turning the ATV in the roadway when the ATV left the roadway, went down an embankment and overturned. Alrefai was riding alone on the town road without a helmet at the time of the accident.

Deputies believe inexperience in the operation of an All Terrain Vehicle and operation on a roadway were contributing factors. Deputies do not believe either alcohol, or excessive speed, were involved.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by members of the Hancock Fire Department and Emergency Squad.