PITTSBURG COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – Officials are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a 9-year-old Oklahoma boy.
Around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, emergency crews were called to an accident along Nitzel Road in Pittsburg County.
Investigators say a 13-year-old boy was driving a 2021 Polaris UTV northbound on Nitzel Road when he lost control as he tried to turn left.
The UTV rolled and partially ejected a 9-year-old boy from Eufaula.
The 9-year-old was rushed to a nearby hospital with head injuries where he was pronounced dead.
The other two passengers were not seriously injured.
Officials say unsafe speeds played a role in the crash.