Girl, 12, dead after fall from ATV in Utah County

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GOSHEN, Utah, Aug. 11, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A 12-year-old girl is dead after rough road threw her from an ATV she was riding with two other girls in Goshen.

Sgt. Spencer Cannon, Utah County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, told Gephardt Daily the accident happened at about 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The girls, ages, 13, 12 and 10, were riding an ATV — a four-wheeler — and the 10-year-old was wearing a helmet, but the 12- and 13-year-old were not,” Cannon said.

“Maybe they hit a rough spot at the edge of the road, or between the road and the shoulder, but the 13-year-old driver said the ATV jerked, and the 12-year-old fell off,” Cannon said. “She sustained serious head injuries when she hit the ground.”

CPR was begun immediately and was taken over by first responders when they arrived, Cannon said.

“She was flown by Life Flight to Utah Valley Hospital, where they worked on her for two hours before pronouncing her dead.”

The other two girls were not injured.

The name of the victim was Marley Tarango, Cannon said.

“She had a helmet with her, she just wasn’t wearing it. She was holding it,” Cannon said. “In this case, it could have made the difference.”


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