Teen Dies After ATV Accident in Bethlehem

A 14-year-old boy has died after an ATV accident in Bethlehem Wednesday night.

State police said they responded to Wood Creek Road at 4:41 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a 911 call reporting that a boy had been involved in a crash and was unresponsive.

EMS performed CPR on the boy, 14-year-old Tyler Palmer, of Watertown, and transported him to Waterbury Hospital.

State police said Tyler had been riding a quad on a track on the property while his father was working on the course further into the woods.

When Tyler’s father realized he had not seen or heard his son for a while, he went looking for him and found Tyler pinned under a quad.

Police said it appears Tyler was trying to jump the ATV over a ramp, lost control and the vehicle rolled.

He was not wearing a helmet, according to a news release from state police.

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