Teen killed, 8-year-old injured when ATV drives up guy wire, flips

Published 9:44 pm Friday, May 26, 2023

A teen was killed Friday afternoon in Alabama when the ATV he was driving road up a guy wire and overturned, Alabama state troopers reported.

The single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 2:25 p.m. Friday, and claimed the life of a Rome, Georgia, teen.

The 14-year-old juvenile was critically injured when the 2017 Mahindra all-terrain vehicle (ATV) that the teen was driving left the roadway, rode up a guy wire and overturned.

The teen was ejected and transported to nearby hospital for treatment where the youth succumbed to injuries.

The passenger, an 8-year-old juvenile, was injured and transported to nearby hospital for treatment. Both were not using their seat belts at the time of crash.

The crash occurred on Cherokee County 102 near Cherokee County 104, approximately two miles north of Cedar Bluff, in Cherokee County.