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Man killed after crashing ATV into tree while celebrating a birthday

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NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) – A 41-year-old man was killed after he crashed an ATV into a palm tree while he was celebrating a birthday.

On Saturday, just after midnight, North Port Police Officers responded to a crash on Carmela Avenue at Bayberry Street.

Officers found an upside down ATV next to a palm tree when they arrived. The driver, William Michael Schumacher, had been ejected from the ATV and was lying next to the tree.

He had been celebrating a birthday party and decided to take one last ride for the night, according to the press release.

He was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital in North Port where he was pronounced dead at 12:55 a.m.

This crash is currently under investigation.