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13-year-old dies in ATV crash at Big Bear Creek Lake

Scioto County Sheriff's Office, Press Release

Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman reported Monday that on Saturday, June 10 at approximately 6:55 p.m., his office received a 9-1-1 call of an ATV rollover cash at Big Bear Creek Lake, located at 9906 Big Bear Creek Rd., Lucasville.

A deputy, along with Morgan Township Fire Department and Squad 2, were dispatched to the scene. Squad 2 requested Portsmouth Ambulance  to respond.

Upon the deputy’s arrival, he was transported by Morgan Fire Department members to the scene of the crash by the use of an ATV.

A 13-year-old from Laurelville was pronounced deceased at the scene by a medic from Portsmouth Ambulance.

A witness advised that he was riding on the trails and came upon the scene of the crash, seeing the victim’s ATV headlights shining up from over a slight drop-off. The witness stopped and observed the ATV on top of the victim. The witness went to get help and called 9-1-1. The witness returned with assistance, and CPR was initiated.

The Scioto County Coroner’s Office was contacted and ordered the victim be transported to Montgomery County for an autopsy.

Anyone with any additional information may contact Deputy Roger Drake at 740-354-7566.