EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Authorities in Madison County say a 7-year-old boy died when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding went out of control and crashed into a tree.
Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn says Austin Henry of Troy died of head and chest injuries on Saturday.
The child was wearing a helmet when he was thrown from the vehicle. Authorities say the four-wheeler's accelerator apparently became stuck.
Emergency workers found the boy in cardiac arrest and took him to Anderson Hospital in Maryville, where he died.
The Troy Police Department is investigating the accident.