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5-year-old boy riding an ATV dies in crash in Havasu Heights

5-year-old boy riding an ATV dies in crash in Havasu Heights
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Posted at 1:17 PM, Mar 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-20 16:17:34-04

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Mohave County Sheriff’s officials say a 5-year-old boy has died in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Havasu Heights.

They say the ATV crashed Saturday afternoon and the child later died at a hospital from his injuries. Sheriff’s officials say it appears the throttle may have stuck open on the ATV and the child was unable to stop it.

A member of the boy’s family was riding another ATV and attempted to pull alongside the vehicle to pull the victim off, but was unable to do so. Sheriff’s officials say they crashed into a residential fence, then struck a block wall.

The child was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Authorities say no criminal violations are suspected in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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