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Schuylkill man dies in ATV crash, child is injured

Published March 08. 2012 05:01PM

A Schuylkill County man was killed and a four-year-old child riding with him was injured when the all terrain vehicle (ATV) he was riding crash in a wooded area of the county.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 6:05 p.m. Wednesday off of Acorn Lane, quarter-mile east of SR183, in Wayne Township.

Troopers said Dennis Reichert, 57, of Minersville, was operating the ATV with the child passenger on a dirt road when he lost control when he apparently attempted to avoid a collison with an animal.

The ATV rolled over and both driver and passenger were thrown from the vehicle. Reichert was pronounced dead at the scene.

The child was taken by ambulance to the Reading hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, troopers said.

Neither Reichert or the child were wearing helmets, troopers noted.

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