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Boy Dies in South Jersey ATV Accident

An 11-year-old boy has died after his ATV pulling a sled collided with a dump truck on Tuesday in Logan Township.

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The fifth-grade student at Logan Elementary School was riding on Oakgrove Road late in the afternoon with an 8th grade old girl as they  pulled a sled with two seventh grade girls when they hit the truck which had a snow plow attached reports the South Jersey Times.

Police say the ATV came onto the road which leads to an asphalt plant from a field, possibly from behind a row of trees.

The boy, identified Wednesday night as Russell Anthony Leone, and the girl were taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The girl on the ATV  remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries while the girls on the sled were not injured. None were wearing a helmet.

The driver of the truck, Michael McCann, 46, of Bridgeton, not hurt and has not been charged by Logan Police.

Grief counselors were on hand at both Logan Elementary School and Center Square School where the four involved attended classes.


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