June 13, 2016

19-month-old dies in weekend ATV incident

A 19-month-old child injured yesterday in an ATV crash has died. The crash occurred Sunday, June 12 on private property in Windham at 20 Laskey Lane.

The boy was injured when the ATV operated by his father, age 32, rolled over backwards while ascending a hill on their property. The father was carrying two additional children, ages six and four, on the ATV when the crash occurred. The victim was between the front legs of the father and the two other children were behind him on the ATV. The ATV involved is a 2007 Yamaha Big Bear 350. Game wardens believe helmets were not being worn at the time of the incident.

Windham Rescue transported the boy to Maine Medical Center in Portland where he died from his injuries today. The Maine Warden Service will be working closely with the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office regarding this incident. The boy’s body will be examined today by the Medical Examiner’s Office. This case remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time. Windham Police Department and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department assisted game wardens at the scene.