Seven-year-old killed in ATV accident
BY KERRI TESTEMENT
A seven-year-old child was killed Monday evening in what one official called a “tragic accident” in Braselton.
Maj. David Cochran of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Samples was killed when the ATV that he was riding on with two other juveniles went under the trailer of a parked tractor trailer at a Davenport Road address.
Samples apparently failed to duck his head when the four-wheeler went under the trailer and was killed instantly, according to the Jackson County Department of Emergency Services.
The other children involved in the accident a five-year old brother of the victim and a 10-year-old female driver received minor injuries, and were treated and released at the scene.
Cochran said the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office doesn’t plan to press charges against anyone. The parents were on the property at the time of the incident, he said.