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Child killed in ATV crash in northeast Missouri

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LEWIS COUNTY, Mo. (WGEM) -

Authorities said an 8-year-old boy was killed Saturday afternoon after an ATV crash in Lewis County, Missouri. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol said Vallen McVey from Macon, Missouri was riding on Maple Avenue, just four miles southwest of Durham, Missouri. 

Troopers said McVey made a sharp left turn and the ATV fell on top of him. 

Paramedics on scene said the boy was up in the farmhouse yard when he rolled the ATV on flat ground. 

The crash report said he was taken to Blessing Hospital by ambulance where he was later pronounced dead by doctors.

Troopers said in the report that McVey was not wearing a safety device at the time of the crash. 

Paramedics said the boy was visiting at his grandparent's house.

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