Four-year-old dies after being thrown from ATV - - Jackson, MS

Four-year-old dies after being thrown from ATV

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FAYETTE, MS (WLBT) – A four-year-old driving an ATV died after being thrown from the vehicle Sunday afternoon.

Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker said Ayden C. Jones was at the controls of the four wheeler with his 16-year-old cousin riding behind him when the accident happened.

Authorities received the call sometime after 1p.m.

The two were on Gravel Hill Road in Fayette when they were ejected from the vehicle.

According to Sheriff Walker the four-year-old also ran over a couple of mail boxes on the street before the crash.

Preliminary investigations indicate speed was a factor.

The young child suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead at Jefferson County Hospital.

The unidentified teenager also suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Neither of victims was wearing helmets.

The sheriff said the young child's parents had given him permission to go for a ride.

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