Oakland teenager dead after being thrown from ATV in Belgrade

Kennebec County Sheriff’s deputies say the teen was going too fast around a corner.
Deputies with the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office say a 16-year-old from Oakland died after...
Deputies with the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office say a 16-year-old from Oakland died after being thrown from a 1995 Polaris ATV.(Kennebec County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 20, 2022 at 3:19 AM EST
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BELGRADE, Maine (WMTW) - Deputies with the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office say a 16-year-old from Oakland died after being thrown from a 1995 Polaris ATV.

First responders were called to an area near 638 Manchester Road in Belgrade at around 11:45 p.m. Friday night.

Witnesses reported that the teen riding the ATV had passed two vehicles on the left. Officials were told the teen was going too fast to turn at the corner of Wings Mills Road and Manchester Road, and that he was thrown off, while the ATV kept going.

First responders weren’t able to save the teen. Deputies say it does not appear he was wearing a helmet, and the accident remains under investigation.