UPDATE: Police identify Mapleton teen killed in go-kart accident

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UPDATE: FRIDAY 7/16/21 6:08 P.M.

MAPLETON, Utah (ABC4) – The 13-year-old boy killed in a go-kart collision Thursday evening has been identified by police.

According to the Mapleton Police Department, around 3:56 p.m., officers responded to a report of a collision involving a go-kart at the intersection of Aspen Drive and Dogwood Drive.

Within four minutes, paramedics arrived at the scene and found 13-year-old Bridger Robison, who was unconscious and not breathing.

He was then transported to Utah Valley Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

Bridger’s family released this statement following his passing:

“Bridger was the light and life of the party with his Red hair and blue sparkling eyes.

He was quick to make friends; and was blessed to have so many good ones.

This fall he would have been attending the Mapleton Junior High as an 8th grader.

He loved playing soccer with his Utah Storm club team, and loved playing on a basketball bantam team for Maple Mountain. He also loved the new dunk hoop on our Trampoline; and would play hours with his three brothers whom he loved.

Tennis and pickle ball were becoming an easy sport for him; quick to learn and really smart. He also loved to sing and play the piano.

He was looking forward to serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he turned 18 and was living an incredible life in preparation. His testimony showed in his countenance as he loved to serve others around him.

He loved spending time with family. His sister is currently serving a mission in the New York City mission Spanish speaking for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He would always pray for her to get the gift of tongues. Very giving and serving young man!

The Robison Family would like to thank all those who have been Praying and serving in any way. We have felt the love and support from our Mapleton Family and Friends from all over.”

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MAPLETON, Utah (ABC4) – A 13-year-old has tragically died after a go-kart collision in Mapleton Thursday evening.

According to the Mapleton Police Department, around 3:56 p.m., officers responded to a report of a collision involving a go-kart at the intersection of Aspen Drive and Dogwood Drive.

Within four minutes, paramedics arrived at the scene and found the boy who was unconscious and not breathing.

He was then transported to Utah Valley Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police say the driver of the other vehicle involved is cooperating in an investigation into the incident.

The teen’s identity has not been released.

“The Mapleton City Public Safety Department sends their condolences to the families of all involved,” officials said in a Facebook post.

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