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Update: State police identify 7-year-old ATV crash victim

Finley Conlon, 7, of Pepperell, MA died when an ATV carrying six people overturned Saturday in Newfane. 

At 7 pm July 1, Vermont State Police responded to a report of an ATV crash with injury on Lost Mile Road in Newfane, Windham County. 

Matthew Conlon, 40, of Pepperell, Massachusetts, was operating a John Deere Gator, a Crossover Utility Vehicle (UTV), with six passengers, one adult and five children, on Lost Mile Road in Newfane. Conlon lost control of the UTV on a curve in the roadway. The UTV overturned, causing injuries to several passengers. 

Conlon was transported by ambulance to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The other passengers suffered other minor injuries.  The adult passenger is identified as Bradley Palmer, 24, of Natick, Massachusetts. The other passengers were two girls, ages 10 and 8, and two boys, ages 9 and 8.

Impairment is not believed to be a factor in this crash.

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  1. R.I.P little Finley. Watch over your parents now in their grief, as they once watched over you. Accidents often lead to tragedy. While everyone loves to have fun, please be careful first & foremost.

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