All terrain vehicle collision claims the life of 13-year-old

Two others injured in crash

During the Forth of July holiday weekend a tragic ATV collision resulted in the fatality of a 13-year-old child and non-life threatening injuries to two 14-year-old children who were also riding on the vehicle.

On July 5, at about 3:52 p.m., Emergency Communication Specialists of the Northern Arizona Regional 911 Center received a 911 call reporting an ATV collision involving multiple victims on Forest Service Road 141, located approximately seven miles east of the Woods Subdivision. Deputies of the Coconino County Sheriff's Office Williams Patrol Division along with medical crews from the Williams Fire Department and Life Line Medical Transport responded to the scene of the collision.

Responding deputies learned that three children including a 14-year-old female of Tempe, a 14-year-old female of Chandler, and 13-year-old McKenzie Dixon of Tempe were riding an ATV west on FSR 141 when, for an unknown reason, the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and collide with a tree.

Investigation revealed that two of the three vehicle occupants were wearing helmets including McKenzie Dixon and one of the 14-year-old females. Life Line Medical Transport transported the two 14-year-old victims to the Flagstaff Medical Center. On scene medical personnel pronounced McKenzie Dixon deceased due to obvious blunt trauma injuries. Coconino County Sheriff's deputies are continuing this investigation.

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