Fatal ATV Accident In Plainfield

There was a fatal ATV accident Tuesday evening (April 19, 2016) in Plainfield.  The accident happened near Ridge Road, between 135th and Plainfield Road.

The accident resulted in the death of Alexis Richardson, 9, of Plainfield.  A man was also severely injured.

An excerpt from the April 20, 2016 Plainfield Patch article titled “Girl, 9, Dies After ATV Crash In Plainfield“:

A preliminary investigation indicates that the ATV was traveling southbound on the asphalt path along Ridge Road, continued south through the grass where it entered a culvert, lost control and crashed, according to police.

After the accident the girl was airlifted to Loyola Hospital via helicopter, but later died from her injuries.  The man taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center for treatment of his accident injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the Plainfield Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Plainfield Patch article mentioned above, as well as the Chicago Tribune article of April 20 titled “Girl, 9, killed in ATV crash in Plainfield.”


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