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Child killed in Knox County ATV crash

KNOX COUNTY, MO. (WGEM) – A Missouri child died after an early morning ATV crash Saturday.

According to the MSHP crash report, it happened on private property just south of Knox City.

The report said 31-year-old Brandon Reed of Kirksville, Missouri, was driving an 2019 Polaris UTV with 11-year-old MaryJane Shey of Hurdland, Missouri, around 4 a.m.

The report said Reed lost control of the vehicle trying to climb a hill, ejecting Shey.

Reed was later arrested at 8:59 a.m. for Felony Involuntary Manslaughter.

According to the report, neither were wearing safety devices.


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Blake Sammann

Blake Sammann is a reporter and weekend anchor at WGEM News.

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