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

March 20, 2022 GMT

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

They said the ATV crashed Saturday afternoon and the child later died at a hospital from his injuries.

Sheriff’s officials said 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 said the ATV crashed into a residential fence, then struck a block wall.

The child was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Authorities said no criminal violations were suspected in the crash, which remains under investigation.