11-year-old Boy Killed At ATV Festival
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
An 11-year-old boy was killed in an
ATV accident in southern Illinois over the weekend. According to authorities, the young
boy died during an All Terrain Vehicle accident at a festival at approximately
3:30 p.m. on Saturday. The minor was pronounced deceased at Herrin Hospital.
Officials say the boy and his family were attending the Wright Mud Fest
in Zeigler, Illinois.
Details of the accident have not been released, but the Williamson County
Coroner stated that the boy died from injuries sustained in the crash.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, the accident
will remain under investigation. The Williamson County Coroner says an
autopsy on the boy is scheduled for Monday.
The Wright Mud Fest was being held near State Highway 149, about 75 miles
southeast of St. Louis. Wright has over 300 acres of camping areas, mud
holes, trails and hosts many festivals and concerts in the southern Illinois
area. Thousands of ATV riders visit the grounds yearly. The park was closed
after the accident, and all festivities have been postponed.
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