Three Year Old Boy Killed in ATV Accident in Bartow County, Georgia
BARTOW COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at ajc.com, the three-year-old son of two Atlanta high school athletic directors perished earlier this week following an ATV accident.*
The boy was riding as a passenger on an ATV that was being operated by a fourteen-year-old. The mother of the deceased boy is an athletic director at a local high school in Cobb County and his father is the athletic director and assistant principal at another local high school.
The fourteen-year-old was going southbound on Old Tennessee Highway located in Bartow County when his ATV crossed onto the western shoulder. The driver then overcorrected, per the Georgia State Patrol. As a result, the ATV flipped over and landed into a ditch on the other side of the roadway. The boy sustained fatal injuries in the crash. It is not known whether the teenager was injured. Moreover, the relationship between the boy and the teenager has not been released to the public.
“The Cobb County School District was heartbroken to learn of the tragedy over the weekend,” a district spokesperson stated. “Our community will come together to support Athletic Director Amie Howard and her family, who continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.”
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash continues to remain under investigation by the local police.
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