Boy killed in Mount Vernon, Ind. ATV accident

Posted October 22, 2009 by   MOUNT VERNON, Ind. — A 9-year-old boy was killed and two people with him were hurt Wednesday night in an ATV accident in Posey County.   Authorities say the boy and a 12-year-old girl were passengers on an ATV driven by Phillip E. Gross on Maier Road south of Mount Vernon.   Shortly before 7 p.m., Gross lost control of the vehicle after striking a dog that had run into the roadway, Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Montgomery said in a statement.   All three occupants were thrown from the vehicle. The ATV then landed on Gross and the 9-year-old boy.   The boy was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center by helicopter, but was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.   The 12-year-old girl was taken by ambulance to Deaconess Hospital, where she was treated and released.   Gross was taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s, where he was listed in stable condition this morning.   Authorities have not yet released the names of the juveniles or specified whether the three occupants are family members.   In addition to the sheriff’s office, Posey County EMS, Point Township Fire Department, Black Township Fire and Rescue and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources all responded to the wreck.

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