Teen killed in southwestern Indiana ATV crash

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MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy was killed when the ATV he was riding crashed along a rural road in southwestern Indiana.

The Posey County sheriff says Ben Dickhaut of Mount Vernon died Sunday at an Evansville hospital, a day after he was injured.

Sheriff Greg Oeth tells the Evansville Courier & Press that a 17-year-old boy driving the ATV apparently lost control and it overturned nearly 100 feet off the road some 10 mile west of Evansville. The driver was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

WFIE-TV reports Dickhaut was a sophomore at Mount Vernon High School.

The sheriff says investigators believe the ATV was traveling legally on the roadway and that drugs and alcohol weren’t factors in the crash.

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