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Girl dies in Johnston County ATV incident

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MANNSVILLE, Okla. -- An eight-year-old Calera girl died late Saturday afternoon after she was hit by an all-terrain vehicle on private property.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the unnamed child was in front of the ATV when it stopped to unload three young passengers.

"At this point, we don't know why, but the four-wheeler rolled forward and struck the juvenile that was off the four-wheeler on the ground," OHP Lt. Shelby Humphrey said.

The third-grader was taken to Mercy Hospital in Ardmore where she was pronounced dead.

"As this family tries to grieve this terrible situation, they will be in contact and try to complete this investigation," Humphrey said.

A Families in Need account #2967006 has been established at First United Bank to collect funds for the girl's funeral, which was scheduled for Friday morning.

Additional information about the female driver of the ATV was not released. editor Walt Zwirko in Denison contributed to this report.

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