12-year-old dies after ATV crashes into utility pole in Herkimer County

A 12-year-old girl died after state police say she and friend were riding an ATV, and struck a utility pole in the town of Litchfield.

Posted: May 26, 2020 2:45 PM
Updated: May 26, 2020 5:30 PM

LITCHFIELD, N.Y. – A 12-year-old girl died after state police say she and friend were riding an ATV, and struck a utility pole in the town of Litchfield.

The girls were riding the ATV southbound on Jones Road when they went off the roadway, and hit the pole. Both were ejected from the ATV, according to police.

Both girls were taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica after the crash. Alivia P. Moylan, of Whitesboro, was pronounced dead at the hospital, while 12-year-old Kyra R. Treen, of Ilion, had to be transferred to Upstate University Hospital via Mercy Flight to be treated for internal injuries. She is in critical condition.

State police say the investigation is ongoing.

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