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 [auth] 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.