11-year-old dies in ATV crash


By Jeff Gilliland - Hillsboro Times-Gazette



An 11-year-old Leesburg boy was killed in an ATV accident Saturday in Highland County.

Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera said his office received a 911 call reporting the accident in Fairfield Township at 4:07 p.m.

Blake Hurless was riding an ATV on his family’s property when the vehicle flipped on top of him. Hurless was wearing a helmet at the time of accident, the sheriff said.

Hurless was transported to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Avondale, where he died from injuries, according to Barrera.

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By Jeff Gilliland

Hillsboro Times-Gazette