The red all-terrain vehicle, which was carrying the 52-year-old woman and a man, hit a metal post in the middle of the trail east of Floyd Road, police said. The metal post was placed there to prevent vehicles from traveling on the popular two-lane trail, which was previously a railroad.
Elizabeth Z. Nessley of Austell was ejected from the ATV after impact and died at the scene, police said. After the crash, the vehicle caught fire and burned.
Randall P. Gianisiracusa of Austell, the other passenger on the ATV, sustained minor injuries. He was treated at the scene and released, police said.
Police were trying to determine who was operating the ATV at the time of the crash. It is believed alcohol was a contributing factor and charges may be pending.