Lee County Child Killed In ATV Accident

(Sheriff's Office Photo)
(Sheriff's Office Photo)

An ATV accident Saturday afternoon has taken the life of a 10 year old boy.  The Lee County coroner says Josh Evans of Salem died instantly from massive head injury.    

The accident happened at a friend's home on Highway 280 around 4:30 PM Saturday.

The coroner says it appears the child was alone on the ATV.  He says Evans apparently looked away from his direction of travel and the vehicle struck a utility pole guide wire.

The ATV ran up the wire and then flipped on its side and landed on top of the boy.

Authorities say the death is being treated as an accident and no autopsy is planned.