June 28, 2016

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Lodi man dies in ATV crash

A Lodi man died last week after he crashed his all-terrain vehicle on his Bank Street property.

According to a police report, police and rescuers were called to the 700 block of Bank Street at 7:21 p.m. Friday. They found Anthony Gentry, 51, partially ejected from an ATV.

The report said Gentry was attempting to negotiate a turn in the field when his vehicle flipped.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Chief Keith Keough said alcohol and speed are being considered as factors contributing to the crash, which is under investigation.

An obituary for Gentry said he was a 1981 graduate of Cloverleaf High School and had been living in Lodi since 2000. He worked as a truck driver for Sealy Mattress in Medina.

Keough said friends and family members were at Gentry’s home when the crash occurred.

In the days following the crash, Keough said he’s met many community members who considered Gentry a friend.

“There were a lot of people who knew him and it was really difficult for them,” he said.

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