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12-Year-Old Girl Killed In Utah County ATV Crash

FILE: Utah County Sheriff's Office.

GOSHEN, Utah – A 12-year-old girl was killed after an ATV crashed in southern Utah County, according to officials with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.

Police said deputies were dispatched to the residential area south of U.S. Highway 6 Monday night.

“When they arrived they found that bystanders were administering CPR to a 12-year-old girl,” deputies said.

UCSO Sgt. Spencer Cannon said the victim was riding with two friends at the time of the crash.

“The 13-year-old driver told deputies as she was driving, the four-wheeler suddenly jerked to the side, causing her friend to fall off,” officials said.

Witnesses said the 12-year-old, who had a helmet with her but was not wearing it, was not breathing and began administering CPR.

Deputies assisted until Santaquin paramedics arrived. The victim was airlifted to Utah Valley Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

Police identified the victim as Marley Tarango, of Goshen. The 13-year-old driver of the ATV was not wearing a helmet and was not injured. A 10-year-old passenger was wearing a helmet and was not injured in the crash.

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