Teen dies after ATV accident in Washington County

Southern Utah News

UPDATE: Monday, 5/10/21 4:21 P.M.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A Washington County teen has died following a an ATV accident on Friday.

According to the Utah Department of Natural Resources, 14-year-old Zane McQuivey was driving an ATV when he turned, causing the ATV to roll over.

McQuivey was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Officials said a 38-year-old man was also injured in incident.

The Utah Department of Natural Resources said they do not believe either of them were wearing a seatbelt or helmet at the time of the crash.

The McQuivey family released the following statement regarding the incident,

“Zane was a kind and happy 14-year-old boy. He was an eighth-grader at
Crimson Cliffs Middle School. He will be missed greatly by his family, friends,
and community. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support that we have
received. We are thankful for the Donor Connect program so that Zane is able to
continue to help others”

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – According to officials the child involved in Friday’s ATV rollover has died.

According to the Utah Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Recreation, the 14-year-old boy who was involved in an ATV crash near Washington County succumbed to his injuries.

On May 7, the child sustained critical injuries after rolling his ATV and getting pinned beneath. Officers suspect the boy may have been going a little too fast in an area with many hills, bluffs, and bumps thus rolling and the all-terrain vehicle.

ABC4 will update as the story develops.

ORIGINAL STORY: ATV rolls in Washington County, boy left in critical condition

FRIDAY 05/07/21 8:00 P.M.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A child is in critical condition following an ATV rollover near Washington County.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s office, on May 7, deputies were dispatched to a remote area known as Purple Hills in Warner Valley around 8 p.m., for reports of a 14-year-old sustaining critical injury after rolling his ATV and getting pinned beneath.

Washington County Sheriff Office shares that the teenager was on a camping trip with his father, brother, and another teenager. It is believed that another child and the teen driver may have been going a little too fast in an area with many hills, bluffs, and bumps thus rolling and the all-terrain vehicle.

Deputies say as soon as the duo rolled, the teen was ejected from the vehicle and the ATV landed on top of him.

According to the office, medical officials immediately began helping the teen but he never regained consciousness and remained in critical condition.

The 14-year-old was then flown to St. George Regional Hospital on the Life Flight helicopter.

It is suspected no seatbelts or helmets were worn during this excursion.

Deputies say the other juvenile occupant of the ATV sustained bumps and bruises but was conscious and able to leave the scene after the crash.

The current condition of the teen remains unknown at this time.

ABC4 will update as the story develops.

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