(VANDALIA) The investigation continues into a fatal traffic crash that occurred shortly after midnight (12:05) this past Saturday morning in Fayette County, southwest of Vandalia. The State Police report 23 year old Billy Joe Tate, Jr., of Shobonier, was traveling northeast on a county road when his ATV side by side left the roadway and overturned, pinning Tate and a passenger up against a tree. Witnesses at the scene pulled the 4-wheeler off of the victims. Tate was transported to Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia where he was pronounced deceased. The passenger, 19 year old Macye T. Sarchet of Vandalia was transported to Fayette County Hospital, then airlifted to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. The investigation is continuing.