Child Killed in ATV Accident


A 10-year-old boy was killed this weekend after he was thrown from his ATV in Truckee, California near Gold Ranch.

California Highway Patrol says Sam Brixey of Truckee was riding on the off-road vehicle with his brother, who was driving it on private property on Lady Bug Peak Road.

They were traveling down a hill when they approached a 90 degree turn. Instead of following the turn, the brother continued straight down the hill and they rolled down the embankment. The younger brother was ejected from the ATV.

He was Care Flighted to Washoe Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Officials say the older brother suffered no apparent injuries.

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