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Nine-year-old boy dies when thrown from ATV

Victim identified as Gavin Martuccio of Kingwood Township

KINGWOOD TWP., N.J. - A nine-year-old Hunterdon County boy was killed Tuesday when he lost control of the ATV he was riding and was thrown into a piece of  farm equipment.

The victim was identified as Gavin Martuccio.

The accident happened at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday on the farm where the child lived with his family in the 900 block of Route 519 in Kingwood Twp., according to New Jersey State Police.

Gavin was riding one ATV, accompanied by a family member who was riding another ATV. Police said he  was wearing a helmet.

The boy lost control, was ejected and struck a piece of farm equipment.

CPR was being performed at the scene by state police and then by Kingwood EMS.

He was taken to Hunterdon County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 5:53 p.m. Tuesday.

Friends are raising funds and providing food for the family.

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