POTSDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was being pulled behind an off-highway utility vehicle in northern New York was killed when the inner tube he was riding in hit a tree.
The St. Lawrence County sheriff’s office says the UTV being operated by two 14-year-old boys was towing two younger boys on the inner tube in a private yard in the Town of Potsdam on Thursday night.
The tube hit a wooden fence and a large tree after the UTV made a left turn. The 7-year-old boy was pronounced dead at a local hospital and a 6-year-old boy was admitted for observation.
Police did not release the boys’ names.
An autopsy was to take place Friday.