13-year-old driving ATV on roadway critically injured after being hit by car, juvenile rider in stable condition


Two juveniles have been injured, one critically, after an ATV vs. vehicle crash on a Daviess County roadway.

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office said the accident occurred Thursday night at approximately 8:30 when a northbound ATV was struck by a northbound passenger car in the 7300 block of Hwy 81 (Old Calhoun Rd.).

The investigation, the sheriff’s office said, showed that a four-wheeler, being driven by a 13-year-old and with a 12-year-old passenger, was traveling north on Hwy 81 “in an unlighted portion of the highway when a 2019 Honda passenger car that was also traveling northbound came upon them.”

The Honda’s driver did not immediately see the four-wheeler and was unable to stop before striking the ATV.

Both juveniles were transported to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. The 12-year-old was later airlifted to a Louisville hospital where the victim is listed in critical condition, the sheriff’s office stated. The 13-year-old is in stable condition.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at ken@k105.com

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