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Young girl dies in South Manheim Twp. ATV crash

SOUTH MANHEIM TWP., Pa. - State Police said an 8-year-old girl died after an ATV crash in Schuylkill County Saturday night.

It happened just after 9 p.m. about three-quarters of a mile from Berne Road in South Manheim Township.

Police said the girl was riding with her father on a Polaris ATV when the crash happened.

According to police, the pair were riding on an old railroad bed when they hit a telephone pole that was laid across the path.

The ATV flipped at least one time.

Neither rider was wearing a helmet.

The girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

The father suffered moderate injuries and was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

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