One dead in ATV, car accident

Sarah Hawley

August 26, 2013

LETART FALLS, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Meigs County Sheriff's Office, along with local fire and EMS crews, have been on the scene of a fatal accident in the Letart Falls area of Meigs County on Monday evening.
Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood confirmed to The Daily Sentinel that a young boy, approximately 12 years of age, was killed in an accident involving a car and ATV. The name of the boy is being withheld pending notification of family.
The boy was reportedly on the ATV which, according to the Sheriff and initial on scene investigations, was hit broadside by the vehicle. The ATV appears to have cut in front of the vehicle, according to Wood.
According to Wood, the boy was transported to Jackson General Hospital in Ripley, W.Va., but did not survive.
Wood added that the boy was the lone occupant of the ATV. There is no word on the person(s) in the vehicle.
The sheriff's office and Racine Fire Department are assisting with traffic control, as the road remains closed in the area just above the Shelley Plant on Ohio 124 in the Letart Falls area.
There has not been an official report completed from the Ohio State Highway Patrol — who is investigating the case — at this time.
The Daily Sentinel will provide updates as they are made available.