ACCIDENTS & INJURIES

Richfield 13-year-old killed in tragic accident

Oct 30, 2023, 4:48 PM | Updated: 10:08 pm

FILE (University of Utah Health)...

FILE (University of Utah Health)

(University of Utah Health)

RICHFIELD — A 13-year-old boy suffered an accidental and sudden death on Saturday at his family’s corn maze.

The Sevier County Sheriff, Nathan J. Curtis, said that Maximus Knight was helping clean up at the end of the day at the corn maze. When his family couldn’t find him, they went searching. He was found caught in a rope and tetherball pole. Police say they don’t think there was any foul play or suspicious activity.

When he was found, he did not have a pulse. When the  Emergency Medical team arrived, they were able to get a pulse and he was rushed to the hospital.

The family’s GoFundMe page says he was rushed by AirMed, but despite efforts to save his life, he died at the hospital.

Knight’s aunt organized the fundraiser and made a statement on the page:

Maximus was a beautiful, sweet, and loving child who brought so much joy to his family and to his community. The youngest of his family, Maximus made every effort to impress his big brothers and care for those around him. Our hearts are broken as we struggle to make sense of this tragedy. We will forever mourn his passing.

On Monday evening, the family issued a statement:

Our hearts are broken, he was so bright, so beautiful, a most perfect example of kindness & service to his fellow friends & family. He was adventure & risk, he was joy & sweetness, he was tease & laughter, he was bravery & strength. He was love.


*KSL TV does not assure that the money deposited to the GoFundMe account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit, you should consult your own advisors and otherwise proceed at your own risk. 

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Richfield 13-year-old killed in tragic accident