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17-Year-Old Killed In ATV Accident

Last updated on Monday, June 2, 2014

(HARRISON CO.) - An afternoon joy ride turned deadly for a southern Indiana teen Saturday.

The 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after being thrown from an ATV just before 5 p.m. in the 3600 block of Tee Drive in Harrison County.

A spokesperson with the Harrison County Sheriff's Office said the teen driver of the ATV lost control, hit a tree, spun and hit another tree. The 17-year-old passenger was thrown off the vehicle and killed.

The ATV's driver was taken to the Harrison County Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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