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Boy dies in 4-wheeler accident

Accident happened Saturday

GRATIOT TOWNSHIP, Wis. - A boy died Saturday after he was hurt in an utility terrain vehicle accident in Lafayette County.

County sheriff's deputies said four people were riding the UTV at a farm on South Prairie Road in Gratiot Township. That's located near the Wisconsin-Illinois border, south of Wiota.

Authorities said the UTV hit a haystack and overturned. A 9-year-old boy was partially ejected and taken to Monroe Clinic. He later died from his injuries.

The Department of Natural Resources and the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office are investigating the accident.

The boy's identity has not yet been released.

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