SWEETWATER COUNTY — A 9-year-old was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident Saturday.

Around 10:30 p.m., Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Sweetwater County Road 17, Chilton Road, in the area of Killpecker Sand Dunes.

A 2008 Arctic Cat 550 was traveling south on Chilton Road when, for unknown reasons, it abruptly left the west side of the roadway, went onto the right shoulder embankment and overturned onto its side, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

The four-wheeler’s 9-year-old driver was not wearing a helmet and was ejected from the vehicle. The juvenile was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County before succumbing to injuries sustained in the crash.

The release states no further information will be released at this time.

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