Cairo Teen Killed in ATV Crash in Thomas County

Thomas County Teen Killed in ATV CrashThomas County Teen Killed in ATV Crash
Posted at 3:50 PM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 17:40:26-04

THOMAS COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) -- Georgia troopers say a Cairo teen is dead after a ATV crash in Thomas County.

Georgia Highway Patrol said the fatal ATV crash happened in rural Thomas County Wednesday night, at around 11:55 p.m.

Investigators say Erica Atkinson of Cairo, Ga. driving on an 2013 Polaris Ranger ATV and had several other people riding with her. They said that she was driving down a road in the middle of a field and fishtailed.

In an attempt to regain control, they said Atkinson over-corrected and spun off the road, causing her to be ejected from the vehicle.

Atkinson, 19, died as a result. 

Four others also suffered minor injuries in the crash.

The group was driving the ATV in a field.