12-year-old girl dies driving an ATV

EVENING SHADE, AR (KAIT) - A 12-year-old girl is dead after police say she lost control of the ATV she was driving.

Ryley Martin was driving the ATV with a friend on Blackbear Road, in the Deer Run Park area, when Sharp County Sheriff says the accident happened. Sheriff Weaver believes the teen lost control and went down the side of a hill, hitting a bank of rocks.

Sheriff Weaver says she was thrown from the ATV, hitting her head on a tree stump. He adds that she was not wearing a helmet.

The Deer Run Park area is just south of Evening Shade.

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