11-year-old boy killed in ATV crash

Indiana Conservation Officers responded to the scene of an off-road vehicle crash Monday in Syracuse that killed an 11-year-old boy.

The crash happened in the area of County Road 35 south of U.S. 6 just before 6:30 p.m.

Officers say 11-year-old Kyle Hilty of Syracuse was killed in an ATV crash at his residence.

According to police, Hilty was last seen on an ATV around his family's property around 6:00 p.m. After about 20 minutes, his 13-year-old brother found him lying in a field.

A preliminary investigation shows that Hilty struck a piece of farming equipment hidden by tall grass in the field. He was thrown from the ATV on impact.

Police say Hilty was not wearing a helmet or any other safety equipment.

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