One person dead after an ATV roll-over

KWCH – August 7, 2017

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, one person died after the ATV they were riding in rolled onto its side.

The accident happened around 8:00 p.m. Saturday night near Erie, Kansas.

KHP crash logs say Jonah DeMeritt, 21 of Erie, was a passenger in the Polaris ATV. DeMeritt was exiting the vehicle while it was moving, but the driver turned the wheel and the vehicle rolled onto the passenger side, striking DeMeritt.

The 21-year-old was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He later died from his injuries.

Kansas Highway Patrol authorities say they do not know why DeMeritt was attempting to exit the vehicle while it was moving.

Authorities say the ATV was driving up a hill and that was likely the reason behind it rolling when it was turned.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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