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    Police: 13-year-old girl dead in ATV crash

    By Shereen Siewert,

    ThedaStar Air Ambulance. Photo: Wisconsin Air Medical Council

    Wausau Pilot & Review

    A 13-year-old girl is dead after an ATV crash on private property Wednesday in Shawano County, police said.

    The crash, near Two Creek Road in the town of Lessor, was reported by a 911 caller who told dispatch the girl was unresponsive. A medical helicopter was dispatched to the scene.

    Lifesaving attempts were not successful and the girl died at the scene of the crash. Police say the girl, whose name has not been released, was the sole rider of the ATV.

    The teen was a student in Bonduel, officials said. The Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources is handling the investigation.

    The Pilot often relies on reports from police officials in control of a crime, fire or crash scene during a breaking news event. While these initial reports are valuable to readers, they also can be incomplete and even inaccurate. We let readers know what we can and can’t confirm, as well as when and how we received our information. Then we work to aggressively gather a wider range of perspectives and to verify the information through public records, interviews, photos and videos, all of which are verified before publishing. If you have any questions about our breaking news reporting, email us at [email protected].

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