Police in central Newfoundland have released the name of a man who died in an ATV accident Tuesday near Lewisporte.

Stewart Stuckey, 78, of Notre Dame Junction was pinned under his machine after it hit a rock.

RCMP said Stuckey was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Police said he suffered a fatal blow to the head when the ATV landed on top of him.

Stuckey had been out in the woods checking rabbit snares.