Georgia teenager dead after ATV crash in Cherokee County

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Published: May. 26, 2023 at 9:54 PM CDT|Updated: May. 27, 2023 at 9:57 AM CDT
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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - A teenager died and an 8-year-old was hurt in an ATV crash that happened two miles north of Cedar Bluff in Cherokee County.

A 14-year-old from Rome, Georgia was critically injured when the Mahindra ATV he was on crashed Friday afternoon. Authorities say the ATV left the roadway, rode up a guy wire, then overturned. The teen was ejected from the vehicle and was taken to an area hospital for treatment before they were pronounced dead.

An 8-year-old was also injured and taken to an area hospital. We’re told both children were not wearing seatbelts when the crash occurred.

The incident occurred on Cherokee County 102 near Cherokee County 104.

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