Fatal Southern Illinois ATV Accident

There was a Southern Illinois fatal ATV (“four-wheeler”) accident Saturday night (June 20, 2015) in Franklin County (Illinois.)

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department responded to an emergency call at approximately 9:00 p.m. regarding an ATV accident that injured two males.  The accident happened on Number 10 Road west of Logan.

The accident happened after the ATV hit a tree that had fallen across the road.

As a result of the crash, two of three people on the ATV were injured, one fatally.

Sergio Mendez, 14, of Benton, was declared dead at the accident scene, after having suffered head trauma.

Another rider, Abraham Romero, 29, was taken to Franklin Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal ATV accident can be seen in a variety of media sources including the July 21, 2015 wsiltv.com article (with video) titled “14 Year-old Benton Teen Killed In ATV Crash” as well as the June 21 kfvs12.com article titled “Funeral services announced for teen killed after ATV crash in Franklin Co.”


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