UTV accident claims life of 12-year-old boy, several others hospitalized, Troup deputies say

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. — A 12-year-old is dead and several others were hospitalized following a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) accident on Saturday.

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Just after 6:30 p.m., the Troup County Sheriff’s Office along with other emergency responders, were called to a home on N. Stateline Road in Northern Troup County.

Officials said deputies were told there was a UTV accident involving several children who were seriously injured.

When authorities arrived, they found a total of four patients were injured including one with serious injuries.


Troup deputies said three of the patients were taken to a Columbus area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries

A 12-year-old boy was taken to Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.

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The Georgia State Patrol has been called to investigate due to the serious nature of the accident.

Neither the 12-year-old nor the other children’s identities have been released.

The investigation is ongoing.