GROVELAND — The body of a man who was killed in an ATV wreck was discovered by a passing motorist early Monday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Avery Wayne Paul, 43, of Groveland, was riding an ATV east on Brantley Road near Mascotte Empire Road. Paul, who was not wearing a helmet, was reportedly ejected from the ATV after it left the road and struck a fence.

Paul's body was discovered by a passing motorist around 6 a.m. Monday.

The exact time of the crash is not known, but troopers believe it occurred overnight.

The crash remains under investigation.