11-year-old dies after wreck in Echols County

11-year-old dies after wreck in Echols County

STATENVILLE, GA (WALB) - Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol responded to an accident involving a car and an 11-year-old on a mini motorcycle.

It happened around 4 p.m. Monday near the intersection of State Route 11 and Hitson Street in Statenville.

Officials said the child was riding a Coleman mini bike on private property when he turned onto the main road in front of a car.

The car struck the bike and the child was thrown nearly 60 feet. Officials said he was not wearing a helmet.

He was taken to Shands Medical Hospital in Gainsville, Florida.

He succumbed to his injuries at around 2:30 on Tuesday.

No charges are expected for this crash.

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