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11-Year-Old Kentucky Girl Dies After Crashing ATV In Her Yard

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Posted at 10:54 AM, Jun 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:32:30-04

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) - An 11-year-old western Kentucky girl has died after being injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident in her yard.

Sidney Erwin of Fancy Farm, Kentucky, died Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

According to the Graves County Sheriff's Office, Erwin had been riding the ATV earlier that day when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree, causing the ATV to flip over.

Deputies say Erwin was rushed to a local hospital and later flown to Vanderbilt.

Authorities say Erwin was wearing a helmet and was riding the ATV under parental supervision when the accident occurred.

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