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Teen Dies in ATV Accident

(La Porte County, IN) - A teenage boy was killed in an accident on an off-road vehicle in La Porte County.

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the accident happened Sunday night at about nine o’clock near Rolling Prairie.


Conservation officers said a 13-year-old boy was driving when he lost control of the side-by-side off-road vehicle while trying to turn at a high rate of speed. The off-road vehicle overturned.


Three teenagers were treated at the scene for minor injuries. A 15-year-old boy was airlifted to a trauma center in Chicago with serious injuries. The 14-year-old victim was pronounced dead at Northwest Health in La Porte.


The names of the juveniles were not released.


The accident occurred in the area of 900 North and 500 East and remained under investigation, DNR officials said.

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