Alabama 13-year-old killed in ATV accident, police report

Published 3:22 pm Friday, December 24, 2021

A 13-year-old boy driving an all-terrain vehicle in central Alabama was killed when it left a road and overturned, authorities said.

The wreck, which happened Thursday afternoon in Chilton County near Clanton, also injured a passenger, news outlets reported. Authorities didn’t release the name of either person.

The boy was driving on Chilton County 77 when a 2016 Polaris crashed, ejecting both him and the other person. The operator was pronounced dead at the scene, and the passenger was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency was investigating the wreck.