UK Man Steven Fairbairn ID’d As Victim In Fatal TX ‘Rednecks with Paychecks’ Event ATV Crash

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MONTAGUE COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Steven Fairbairn, of Duncan, Oklahoma, has been identified as the victim of a fatal ATV crash this weekend during a Rednecks with Paychecks event in Saint Jo, Texas.

Fairbairn, 25, originally from England, was killed while participating in a Rednecks with Paychecks event, a four day event where people can camp, ride on trails and go off-road in mud pits.

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Around 2 a.m. on Saturday, the Montague County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a man being involved in an ATV wreck. Chief Deputy Jack Lawson confirmed that Fairbairn died at a Fort Worth hospital, reports NewsChannel6Now.

Lawson said Fairbairn was from England but was living in Duncan. A GoFundMe page said Fairbairn had proposed to his girlfriend two weeks ago.

Via GoFundMe:

My brother lives and works in Oklahoma, he moved from Newcastle, UK about 18 months ago. He was having a weekend away in Texas at Rednecks when he was involved in a terrible accident.

He is currently in a coma and being kept alive by life support until we (his family; Mum, Dad, sister and 8 year old niece) arrive from England, when they will turn off his machines.

We’re trying to scrape together funds for flights from the UK to Dallas and accommodation when we get there.

We would greatly appreciate any help to get us there to say our final goodbyes and bring him home safely.

Many thanks for reading. We are all understandly [sic] devestated [sic] by what has happened and are desperate to get over there.

Geo quick facts: Montague County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas, established in 1857. As of the 2010 census, its population was 19,719. The county seat is Montague. The county was created in 1857 and organized the next year. It is named for Daniel Montague, a surveyor and soldier in the Mexican–American War – Wikipedia.

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