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10-year-old boy from Dunnellon dies in ATV crash

A 10-year-old boy from Dunnellon died on Sunday evening after an ATV he was riding overturned and landed on him.

The boy was a student at Sunrise Elementary, and the school identified him as Mason Meyers.

10 year old Dunnellon boy dies in ATV crash
Mason Meyers, 10, was killed in an ATV accident in Marion County on Sunday, December 4 (Photo courtesy of Marion County Public Schools)

On Sunday, December 4, shortly before 5:15 p.m., Mason was riding a 2004 Suzuki Vinson 500 ATV in the northeast section of an area known as the Florida Highlands Mudhole in Marion County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol incident report.

For reasons that are unknown, the ATV overturned, and it landed on top of Mason. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The Florida Highway Patrol stated that the crash is under investigation.