Youth dies in ATV crash

A young person died Tuesday in an ATV crash on a dirt road in Franklin.

December 7 at 5:23 pm, Vermont State Police received a call regarding an ATV crash that occurred on Messier Road near the intersection of Barnum Road. Messier Road is a class 4 road that is not maintained.

Investigation revealed that a juvenile was operating a 2007 Honda TRX425EE while traveling south on Messier Rd. The operator lost control of the ATV and crashed into a tree. The crash ultimately resulted in the death of the juvenile. VSP was assisted by Missisquoi Valley Rescue and Franklin Rescue during this crash.

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