COLDEN, N.Y. -- One man is dead after crashing an ATV near the Town of Colden Sunday night.

Monday afternoon, Erie County Sheriff Deputies identified the man as Joseph Ernst, 35, of Depew.

On Sunday, The Erie County Sheriff's Office says they received calls from residents near South Hill Road who heard a loud crash, then saw a male laying in a nearby ditch.

Ernst was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies say they believe he was not wearing a helmet.

The Sheriff's Office is investigating.