CLARKSTON – The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office said in a media release:
Sunday at 3:41 P.M., Sheriff’s Deputies were called to an ATV crash in Clarkston off Spring Valley Rd in the Ponderosa Pines Sub Division. 12-year-old Ty Kendall from Belgrade was the sole occupant and driver. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
(first report) A 12-year-old boy from Bozeman died in a single-vehicle ATV crash near Clarkston on Sunday, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.
MHP said the incident occurred around 2:15 p.m. Sunday on Skyline Road near the intersection with Spring Valley Road.
The boy was traveling northbound on a 2011 Yamaha 450 and rolled it when making a left-hand turn. MHP confirmed that the boy was wearing a helmet.
The boy became pinned under the ATV and was trapped for two hours before being found. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Drugs, alcohol, and speed are not suspected in the crash. According to MHP, road conditions were bare and dry, though deep ruts in the road are suspected as a contributing factor.
The boy’s name has not been released at this time. We will report updates as we receive new information.