MCSO: 11-year-old dies in Wikieup ATV accident

Posted at 2:34 PM, Nov 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-25 20:29:21-05

An 11-year-old girl has passed away after being involved in an ATV accident the day before Thanksgiving. 

According to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called out to Wikieup around 3:30 p.m. near the Burro Creek Crossing area.

Deputies learned a 12-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl were riding on an ATV when they went into a shallow ditch. The ATV then struck a bank and flipped over.

Both girls were thrown from the ATV. The 12-year-old driver broke an arm, but the 11-year-old passenger suffered internal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Deputies do not believe speed played a factor in the crash. 

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