Police ID teen killed in Burlington County ATV crash

SOUTHAMPTON TWP., N.J. (WPVI) -- The New Jersey State Police is investigating a crash in Burlington County involving two ATVs that killed a 14-year-old boy and injured two others.

It happened shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday off New Road and Patty Bowker Road in Southampton Township.

Police say 14-year-old Nicholas Cunningham of Southampton was driving a Yamaha Rhino ATV off road with a 14-year-old male passenger when he lost control.

Cunningham struck a Kawasaki Prairie, which was driven by another 14-year-old boy.

As a result of the collision, police say Cunningham and his passenger were ejected from the ATV.

Police say all three involved were not wearing helmets.

Cunningham was pronounced dead at the scene.

His passenger and the other driver were taken to Cooper Trauma Center in Camden with non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause and circumstances of the crash are still under investigation.


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