12-year-old girl killed in Weld County ATV accident

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DENVER — A 12-year-old girl was killed Sunday evening in an ATV accident, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office reported

Weld County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the area of Weld County Road 23 and Weld County Road 18 about 5 p.m. Sunday. They found the girl suffering from a significant head injury after an incident involving a new 500cc ATV. She was not wearing a helmet, police said.

The victim’s father and grandfather provided medical aid until emergency personnel arrived at the scene, but she died despite repsonders best efforts.

The incident occurred on private property that the victim’s family, who live in the Brighton area, are believed to have been given permission to access. Weld County Sheriff’s Deputies are continuing to investigate the incident.