1 Child Dead, 4 Injured in Four-Wheeler 'Train Ride' Accident

Friday, November 12th 2010, 10:02 pm
By: News 9


MARIETTA, Oklahoma – One child is dead and four children were seriously injured in an accident involving a four-wheeler ride at the Love County Fairgrounds.

Love County Undersheriff Jason Bone said a four-wheeler was pulling 55 gallon barrels that were hollowed out so kids could sit in them for a make-shift train ride. Seven of those drums were being pulled by the ATV when they overturned.

Three children were airlifted to an area hospital. Two other children were taken to the hospital in Marietta where 8-year-old Jaylen Wolf was pronounced dead. The other child remained hospitalized.

Bone said the children range in age from three to eight years old.

The driver of the four-wheeler was not injured.

The accident happened around 5:45 p.m. at the Big 5 Headstart benefit spaghetti supper, at the Love County fair building.

The Love's County Sheriff's Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.