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Teenage girl dies after an ATV crash in Bloomfield

Updated: 06/17/2014 6:38 PM | Created: 06/17/2014 3:45 PM
By: The Associated Press

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a teenage girl is dead after the ATV she was driving crashed in Bloomfield.           

San Juan County Sheriff's officials say 13-year-old Lybertee Clark suffered severe head trauma and injuries to her torso in the crash that occurred about 6:30 p.m. Monday.           

She was transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center, where she later died.          

Authorities say Clark's 8-year-old brother was a passenger in the ATV. He's being treated at the same hospital for non-life threatening injuries.           

Sheriff's officials say Clark was four-wheeling in the Wilderness Park area which has many ATV trails.           

Investigators say she came to a curve in the road, but was going too fast to make the turn.          

The ATV went down a steep embankment and rolled. Clark and her brother both were ejected.

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