1 killed, 1 injured in Douglas County ATV accident

DOUGLAS COUNTY (KSNT) – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says one person has died from injuries in an ATV accident that occurred Saturday.

The Sheriff’s Office says at 4:30 Saturday morning, deputies responded to a report of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) accident in the 1600 block on North 700 road, just west of Vinland in rural Douglas County.

Authorities said it appeared two people were riding on the ATV when it struck a deer. A 22-year-old male passenger was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center in critical condition where he later died. A 19-year-old female passenger was taken to KU Medical Center in serious condition.

Due to weather conditions, helicopter transport was not available.

Names of the two victims and further information about the accident won’t be available until the investigation and report are complete.

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