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Valdosta teen dead after ATV hits light pole in Hamilton Co.

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Posted at 11:51 AM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 07:53:09-04

HAMILTON, CO., Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida Highway Patrol says that an 18-year-old Valdosta teen has died and another teen is in critical condition after they crashed their ATV into a light pole.

FHP says that Andrew Sanders, 18, of Valdosta was driving the Polaris ATV on NW 44th Street on Sunday just before midnight.

They say that the driver failed to turn with a sharp curve in the road and drove off the road an into a light pole, overturning. 

The passenger, 18-year-old Hailie Ruvolo from Valdosta, was killed as a result of the accident.

Sanders has been hospitalized as UF Shands in critical condition.