CLARKSTON – A 12-year-old boy from Bozeman died in an ATV crash near Clarkston on Sunday, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.
MHP said the incident occurred around 2:15 p.m. Sunday on Skyline Road near the intersection with Spring Valley Road.
The boy was traveling northbound on a 2011 Yamaha 450 and rolled it when making a left-hand turn. MHP confirmed that the boy was wearing a helmet.
The boy became pinned under the ATV and was trapped for two hours before being found. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to MHP, road conditions were bare and dry, though deep ruts in the road are suspected as a contributing factor.
The boy’s name has not been released at this time. We will report updates as we receive new information.