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Youth Dies In ATV Accident


Fatality collision occurred 12-15-16 at approximately 1856 hours on private property on Pecan Road 3/10 mile north of Canteen, located 1 mile south of Newkirk, OK in Kay County.

Vehicle-1: 2002 Arctic Cat 400-I ATV driven by ** Juvenile, Name Withheld ** white male, 12 years old, of Newkirk, OK.  Pronounced dead at the scene with a head injury, transported to Miller Stahl Funeral Home in Newkirk.

What Happened:  Vehicle-1 was northbound in a pasture, struck a wooden post that was lying on the ground, went into a broadslide, rolled ½ time, rolled back ¼ time, and came to rest on the driver’s side.  Driver was ejected from Vehicle-1 an unknown distance.

Condition of Driver Vehicle-1 – Apparently normal

Cause of Collision – Pending Investigation

Seatbelts – N/A

Weather – Clear

Roadway – Dirt, Dry

Pinned – None

Ejected – See Narrative

Helmet – Not in use

Investigated by Trooper Tyler Langston #609 of the Kay/ Noble County detachment.  Assisted by Trooper Jason Ross #845 of the Kay/Noble County detachment, the Kay County Sheriff’s Office, Kaw Nation Police Department, Newkirk Police Department, and Newkirk Fire Department.

“This report is based upon the trooper’s investigation of this collision.  It may contain the opinion of the trooper.”

Authority: Trooper Tyler Langston #609

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