Boy killed in Mount Vernon, Ind. ATV accident
Posted October 22, 2009 by courierpost.com Â 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. Â 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. Â 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. Â All three occupants were thrown from the vehicle. The ATV then landed on Gross and the 9-year-old boy. Â The boy was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center by helicopter, but was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. Â The 12-year-old girl was taken by ambulance to Deaconess Hospital, where she was treated and released. Â Gross was taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s, where he was listed in stable condition this morning. Â Authorities have not yet released the names of the juveniles or specified whether the three occupants are family members. Â 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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