An 11-year-old boy was killed Tuesday in an ATV crash in Sangerville.

The Crash Happened on Tuesday Afternoon

The Maine Warden Service has not released the boy's name. Wardens were called to the East Sangerville Road at approximately 4:15 Tuesday afternoon for a report of an ATV crash.

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It Appears the Boy Was Helping Out a Neighbor When He Took a Ride on the ATV

Officials say the boy had been helping with some chores at a neighbor's property when he went for an ATV ride. He was riding the friend's ATV, which he had used before, and was on that friend's property when the accident happened. When the boy didn't return from his ride, the neighbor went to look for him and found him unresponsive on the trail, with the ATV on top of him.

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Life-Saving Measures Could Not Revive the Child

The neighbor quickly called 911 and got help to remove the ATV. People at the scene performed CPR on the child until a Piscataquis County Sheriff's Deputy arrived and took over for them. Emergency medical personnel arrived soon after but were unable to revive the boy. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Maine Warden Service and, as this is an open investigation, no further information is being released at this time.

We'll update this story as more details become available. 

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