Teen Identified In Miami County ATV Accident

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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UPDATE: Monday, November 26, 2012

Authorities have identified the Johnson County high school senior killed in a weekend ATV accident in eastern Kansas.

The Miami County Sheriff's Office said Monday that Tyler Rathbun, a 17-year-old senior at Shawnee Mission East High School, died early Sunday when the ATV he was on rolled in a field outside Paola. The ATV driver was flown to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and two other passengers were uninjured.

The Kansas City Star reports that Rathbun was the top soccer player for the Lancers. He also was offensive player of the year for the Sunflower League and received all-league and all-state honors last season after scoring a team record 22 goals.

Shawnee Mission East coach Jamie Kelly says Rathbun's No. 14 jersey will be retired.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A teen from the Kansas City suburb of Westwood has died in an all-terrain vehicle accident in a Miami County field.

Three other people were on the ATV when it rolled early Sunday.

The Miami County Sheriff's Office says the teen who died was 17. His name wasn't released.

The driver of the ATV was flown to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two others aboard the vehicle weren't injured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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