Fatal ATV Accident in Burke County

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UPDATE – 9/3/2017 5:39 p.m.

The name has been released of the ATV driver. Gavyn Dimmick of Crosby, ND was the 11-year-old driving the ATV.

Original Story:

An 11-year-old boy was driving a Yamaha ATV in the Short Creek Recreation Area, about 7 miles north of Columbus, ND. While riding in a sloped, grass-covered area, the ATV rolled over and pinned the driver under it. The crash took place on Sep 1 at 9:32 p.m.

The boy was discover by his father, who called 911. A member of the Portal Fire Dept was nearby and attempted CPR for 20 minutes, but was unable to resuscitate the driver. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

His name will be released Saturday evening.

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