NIWOT, Colo. (AP) — A Boulder County employee who was working on a weed control project was found dead by two of his co-workers after an all-terrain vehicle crash.

Sheriff’s investigators say 45-year-old Faulkner Merdes, of Longmont, was found dead under his ATV on county owned property southwest of Longmont on Tuesday morning. Merdes, an 18-year veteran of Boulder County Parks & Open Space, died at the scene.

Investigators have not said what led to the crash, and an autopsy is planned.

No other information has been released.

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