LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of an 11-year-old boy whose all-terrain vehicle overturned in central Florida.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Bradley Haugen of Leesburg was driving the ATV Sunday evening on private property in Lake County. The report says the ATV overturned and fell on top of the boy, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Randall Hatfield saw emergency crews rush by. “Later, we found out the little kid had gotten killed on the ATV. It’s a tragedy,” he said. “I seen them previously, two days before, over there having fun. It seemed like everything was under control. It’s kind of shocking to find out that that happened.”
The highway patrol investigation remained opened Monday.