- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was killed when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding hit a tree near Topeka, Kansas.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office says Justin Wyatt Branham died at a hospital shortly after the accident Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff Herman Jones says Branham was wearing a helmet when the three-wheel ATV he was riding went into a ditch and hit the tree.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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