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7/20/2024 6:37:32 AM
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Two people were killed in three separate ATV crashes in Kodiak over the Fourth of July holiday.


Two people were killed in three separate ATV crashes in Kodiak over the Fourth of July holiday.

Riders were driving an ATV along a road in Bethel. Two individuals, a Kodiak man and a teenage boy, lost their lives in separate ATV accidents over the Fourth of July holiday. Another man was injured in a third crash. The Kodiak Police Department received reports of an ATV accident with a possible serious injury on the backside of Pillar Mountain at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Alaska State Troopers found 65-year-old Lon White dead after his ATV rolled and landed on top of him. White was a former Kodiak harbormaster who had worked with the local Ports and Harbor Department for over 35 years. Later that night, at about 12:30 a.m., troopers were notified of a missing 13-year-old boy near the Pasagshak State Recreation Site. His body was discovered pinned under his ATV, partially submerged in Lake Rose Teed off a trail north of the recreation site. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Alaska had just over 30 fatal ATV incidents from 2018 through 2020. Of the 2,448 off-highway vehicle deaths in the country during that time period, 12% involved children under the age of 16. About an hour after the boy was reported missing, troopers responded to an overturned side-by-side ATV on Surfer's Beach. An injured man was found on the beach with non-life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Kodiak-area hospital by the U.S. Coast Guard. No further details were provided about the man or his condition. Davis Hovey from KMXT - Kodiak reported on the incidents.

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