5-year-old crashes ATV into pond, killing him and 3-year-old

AUBURN, Calif. (KRON) — Two small boys, ages 5 and 3, drowned after they accidentally crashed their child-size ATV into a pond.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the father of one of the boys jumped in after them and pulled them to shore, but it was too late.

Investigators say the 5-year-old was driving the 50cc ATV, and the younger boy, a friend, was riding on the back.

The accident happened on a private property near Auburn, California and is listed as an accident.

CHP Officer David Martinez said Monday that the agency’s investigation has focused on how the boys ended up in the pond and how well adults were supervising them while riding.


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