2-Year-Old Fatally Struck During ATV Race

WILDWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two all-terrain vehicles were racing each other when one of them swerved and hit people who were watching, including a 2-year-old boy who was killed.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 28-year-old Terry Killings Jr., of Wildwood, was racing another ATV Sunday evening when he swerved and struck several spectators alongside rural road in central Florida.

The spectators included 2-year-old Jakhyrian Graham and 56-year-old Johnny Williams. Sgt. Steve Gaskins says Killings and Williams were hospitalized with serious injuries.

He says other spectators also were taken to hospitals. Gaskins says similar unsanctioned ATV races have taken place in rural Sumter County over the last several weeks.

Authorities were looking Monday for Killings’ ATV and the ATV he was racing.

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