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Central Florida teen dies when ATV crashes into trees

17-year-old suffered head injuries

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CITRA, Fla. – A Central Florida teenager who was injured when his all-terrain vehicle crashed into a tree has died.

The Ocala Star-Banner reported that the crash happened Saturday when Sean Stokes, 17, was riding on a hard-top dirt road.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the boy was not wearing a helmet when his 2004 ATV Yamaha Raptor veered off the road and onto the shoulder before crashing into a group of trees.

Stokes was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center with severe head injuries and later died, officials said.