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Amboy girl dies after ATV accident

Posted by wlpo on August 5, 2014

If you were following the story about the girl that was seriously injured during an ATV accident near Amboy, the girl has died.

Seven-year-old Makenzie Rutherford of Amboy died Tuesday morning at Rockford Memorial Hospital. She was taken there after the ATV she was riding on hit a deer Sunday night.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department says Brian Dees of Amboy was driving the ATV and had Rutherford sitting in front of him while Rutherford’s mother, Cassandra Gray, was sitting behind him. Police say no one was wearing a helmet. Dees was ticketed for operating an ATV on the road.

Dees was tested for drugs and alcohol but the results won’t be available for several weeks.

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