6 girls hurt in severe ATV crash


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

JACKSON COUNTY, Ill. - A major ATV wreck sent six kids southern Illinois hospitals Tuesday.

It happened in rural Jackson County.

Illinois State Police say a 13-year-old girl was driving an ATV on a private road.  Onboard with her, five other girls ranging in age from 6 to 16.

The driver tried to make a left turn onto another private road when the ATV overturned throwing everyone from the vehicle.

The 6-year-old was pinned under the ATV's roll bar and suffered severe injuries.

Injuries received by the other five girls ranged from severe to minor.

The girls were from southern Illinois and southern Missouri.