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Child killed, another person injured in Christmas Eve ATV accident

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 1:14pm

A four-wheeler accident led to the death of a young teen in Harrison County on Christmas Eve.

At 10:45 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to the 4300 block of Cooks Road on reports of an ATV accident on private property.

When medical officials arrived, they found a four-seat ATV and two injured people. The first victim was currently being treated and a second, an unnamed 12-year-old boy, appeared to have been thrown from the four-wheeler and killed, according to Marshall EMS.

The other victim, whose age has not been released, was taken to Marshall Good Shepherd Hospital for treatment.

Statements from witnesses are being gathered and the Harrison County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the wreck.

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