An ATV accident, southeast of Nokomis in Montgomery County, Saturday evening, led to the death of a 12-year-old girl.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department reported that Isabella Erickson of Montgomery, Illinois was driving the ATV, and her father, 35-year-old John Erickson, also from Montgomery, was a passenger.
She suffered fatal injuries when the ATV left North 18th Avenue, went through a ditch and struck a tree. The girl was airlifted to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, where she was pronounced dead by the Sangamon County coroner. John Erickson was also flown to St. John’s Hospital, where he was admitted with injuries.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department was notified of the accident at 6:50 p.m. Saturday. Responding to the scene were county deputies, the Nokomis-Witt Area Ambulance, Nokomis Fire Department, Nokomis police, and Arch Air Medical Services.
Montgomery, Illinois is south of Aurora in Northern Illinois.