South Jeff Teen Dies in ATV Accident

South Jeff Teen Dies in ATV Accident

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A 14 year old is dead after his ATV struck a tree in the town of Rodman Friday night, according to State Police. 

Troopers said the victim's name is Timothy Reynolds III, a student in the South Jefferson School District. 

The investigation found he was "traveling in a northerly direction on Plank Road," when he failed to make the left-hand curve and exited the east shoulder of the roadway. 

After striking the tree, Reynolds was ejected from the ATV and landed around 85 feet down an embankment in a creek. 

He was transported to Samaritan Medical Center by South Jefferson Ambulance. He later died at the hospital from his injuries. 

South Jefferson Superintendent Mary Beth Denny said Saturday afternoon the accident is "heartbreaking and thoughts and prayers are with the family."

The investigation is ongoing. 

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