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Child Dies in UTV Accident in Buchanan County

A child died in an UTV accident in Buchanan County on Sunday night.

It happened southeast of Winthrop near 260th Street and Buffalo Creek Boulevard shortly before 5:30 pm. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says a 12-year old girl was operating a Polaris Ranger UTV and lost control as she was turning eastbound onto 260th Street from Buffalo Creek Boulevard. The UTV rolled over into the ditch, ejecting her and pinning her underneath.

The Sheriff’s Office says lifesaving attempts were performed at the scene, but were unsuccessful.

The girl was transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

A juvenile passenger on the UTV was not hurt. The accident remains under investigation.

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Winthrop Fire Department and AMR Ambulance and AirCare.

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