9-Year-old boy killed when 4-wheeler crashes

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy from McLeod was killed when he crashed a four-wheel off-road vehicle on a construction site where his father was working.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the boy, who was not wearing a helmet, was driving the four-wheeler west of Plains View Golf Course on the Grand Forks Air Force Base property about 10 a.m. Thursday when he lost control in a rutted grassy area.

The vehicle overturned and ejected the boy before coming to rest on top of him. He was taken to a nearby hospital but died.

Authorities have not released his name.


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