Reagan Lacks: 6-Year-Old Girl Crushed by ATV Driven by 7-Year-Old Boy’ A 6-year-old Virginia girl is dead after the 700-pound ATV she was riding on flipped and landed on top of her.
Virginia State Police said the Suzuki KingQuad vehicle was driven by a 7-year-old boy, WTVR reported.
The crash took place just before 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the yard of the home, police said. The girl was pronounced dead at the scene; the boy had minor injuries.
The Lunenburg community is grieving the loss of a six-year-old girl who died in an ATV accident, according to family members.
Troopers were called to an ATV crash on private property in Victoria on Tuesday just before 8:25 p.m., according to officials with Virginia State Police.
A seven-year-old boy was driving a Suzuki King Quad ATV in the yard of a home on Poorhouse Road when it flipped.
Reagan Lacks: 6-Year-Old Girl Crushed by ATV Driven by 7-Year-Old Boy
Family members identified the little girl as Reagan Lacks, calling her “one of the sweetest girls” anyone could know.
That is when the boy and six-year-old girl were thrown from the vehicle. The ATV landed on top of the girl, who died at the scene, according to officials. The seven-year-old suffered minor injuries.
Troopers said neither child was wearing a helmet.
Family members identified the victim as Reagan Lacks. They remembered her as a happy little girl who loved her family, adding that she was “one of the sweetest girls” people could have met.
Both the family and the greater Lunenburg community are devastated by the tragedy.
Officials with Victoria Elementary School shared a statement saying their hearts were broken.
“We lost one of our precious Panthers in a tragic accident yesterday. We support this family, and our VES Family, as we all go through the grieving process together,” the statement read.
A GoFundMe link has been established to help the family with expenses.
Troopers said the crash remains under investigation in consultation with the Lunenburg County Commonwealth’s Attorney.
This is a developing story, so anyone with more information
Neither child was wearing a helmet.
The Lunenburg County Commonwealth’s Attorney is investigating.
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[Featured image: Reagan Lacks/handout]