TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A 6-year-old child died after suffering critical injuries in a single ATV crash on Sunday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A 29-year-old Fort Myers man and the boy were traveling north on an ATV on a dirt path, alongside Sunshine Boulevard in Lehigh Acres, around noon.
As they approached a ditch, the man failed to slow down, causing the child to fly off the ATV.
The 6-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The crash remains under investigation.