Dunnellon boy, 10, dies after ATV crash in Marion County, FHP says

Mason Myers died Sunday, school says

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A 10-year-old boy from Dunnellon died Sunday evening after an ATV he was riding overturned onto him, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The boy — identified as Mason Myers by his school, Sunrise Elementary — was taken to a hospital after the crash, where he was pronounced dead, a crash report stated.

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Myers was a fourth-grade student at Sunrise Elementary School, where there were grief counselors Monday and Tuesday, a school spokesperson said.

“I can tell you that he had a heart of service. He was always fun to be around and very kind,” Cathy Balius, principal of Sunrise Elementary, said of Myers in a statement. “I loved his sense of silliness and ability to talk with just about anyone.”

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