Child injured in wreck while driving ATV

Monday, September 4, 2017

Driver, passenger ejected when vehicle hits gully

Two people were injured Saturday in an ATV wreck at 1:50 p.m. on Steele Lane, 2.5 miles north of Golden.

According to a Missouri State Highway Report, William Downs, 11, of Monett, was driving a 2005 Yamaha Rhino ATV southbound on private property when the vehicle struck a gully and overturned, ejecting both occupants.

Downs suffered minor injuries and was refused treatment on the scene. A passenger in the vehicle, Jeremiah Gosnell, 32, of Mt. Vernon, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Cox Monett Hospital.

Neither were wearing safety devices, and the vehicle sustained moderate damage.

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