Woman dies after 9-year-old boy driving ATV crashes in Florida, officials say

Police said a woman, identified as Laura Bizzell, 58, died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Florida on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Photo by Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)
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Police said a woman, identified as Laura Bizzell, 58, died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Florida on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Photo by Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Credit: Larry W. Smith

Credit: Larry W. Smith

A 9-year-old boy driving an all-terrain vehicle crashed over the weekend, killing a 58-year-old passenger in Osceola County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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Troopers said the boy was trying to avoid another ATV Saturday on 8 Mile Ranch Road when the vehicle he was operating hit a brim and overturned onto Laura Bizzell, of Avon Park.

The boy suffered minor injuries, but Bizzell died, according to the FHP.

The other ATV driver, Samuel Christmas, 53, suffered minor injuries.

Authorities continue to investigate the incident.