A local teenager died in a single-vehicle crash in Milo on Sunday afternoon. The vehicle was reportedly an ATV.
While the Arkansas State Police have withheld the victim’s name because of their age as a minor, social media posts identified the victim as a student of the Hamburg School District.
“We are deeply saddened and heart broken that a ninth grade student of ours was in a tragic accident this afternoon,” Superintendent of Schools Tracy Streeter posted on social media. “We will address the needs of support and grief that any staff and/or student may have in regards to this loss. On behalf of Hamburg School District, we send our condolences. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.”
The ASP’s initial fatal crash report said that the victim was in a 1990 Honda Foreman traveling westbound on State Highway 189 near the intersection with Ashley 495 at the time of the crash.
“(Vehicle) appears to have had some sort of mechanical issues and began overturning end over end,” the report says. “(The) driver was thrown from (the) vehicle.”
The Honda Foreman landed in the westbound lane of traffic after the driver left it, the report said.
Trooper Ross Allen prepared the state police report after responding at 1:28 p.m., Sept. 12. The road conditions were reportedly dry and the weather was clear.