Update: Teenager Killed In ATV Accident

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A 13-year-old girl injured in an ATV crash near Malcolm on Saturday has died.

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Department said Emma Kringle was driving a home-made ATV when her long hair got caught in the engine and she was pulled off the vehicle, suffering head injuries. Sheriff Terry Wagner said Kringle's Uncle constructed the ATV and it's been in the family for about 20 years.

The accident happened around 2:45 p.m. at the girl's grandparent's house near Malcolm, along the Lancaster/Seward county line. The area is near Branched Oak Lake.

She was flown by StarCare to Bryan Health's West Campus in Lincoln.

The Lancaster County Sheriff said she was pronounced brain dead Sunday but was kept on life support until her organs could be donated.

Authorities said Kringle was wearing a helmet. No one else was on the vehicle when it happened. Kringle's nine-year-old cousin was riding another ATV.

Kringle lived in rural Walton and attended Waverly school.

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