ST. GEORGE – An ATV accident injured one juvenile and claimed the life of another in Mohave County, Arizona, Wednesday.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of an ATV accident in the Wikieup area Wednesday around 3:30 p.m. involving two girls ages 12 and 11, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release Friday.
The 12-year-old had been driving the ATV with the 11-year-old as a passenger.
“Investigations showed the ATV went into a shallow ditch and struck a bank which caused the ATV to flip over,” according to the press release. “Both the driver and passenger were thrown from the ATV. The operator suffered a broken arm. The passenger suffered internal injuries and died at the scene.”
Speed does not appear to be considered a factor in the incident.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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