- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) - Officials say a teenager is dead after an all-terrain vehicle he was riding crashed during a race.

It happened Friday night at Latrobe Speedway Motorsports, about 35 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Authorities say 16-year-old Andrew Kraemer of Elizabeth Township died of blunt force trauma to the chest at a Pittsburgh hospital.

Kraemer had been ejected from his ATV as it went over a jump. He hit a large tractor tire that company officials say was about 15 feet from the edge of the track. The tire was supposed to act as a buffer around a steel light pole.

Kraemer was wearing protective safety equipment.

Kraemer was a student at Elizabeth Forward High School. His funeral is planned for Thursday.



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