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Young man dies, another injured after ATV crash in Mercer County

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PERRY TOWNSHIP, Mercer Co. Pa -

A young man is dead, and another person is injured after an ATV crash Saturday afternoon.

State Police said the accident happened just before 3 pm on Smith Road right off of Beatty School Road in Perry Township in Mercer County. 

They said 23-year-old Cody Downs of Jackson Center was speeding and lost control of the ATV, striking a large tree stump as he went off the road. 

According to officers, the impact was so strong that both riders were thrown off the vehicle.

They said Downs also struck a tree when he was thrown off the ATV and was dead at the scene.

The passenger, 23-year-old Douglas Hawks of Sandy Lake, was flown by medical helicopter from the scene with serious injuries.

There's no word yet on his condition.

State police said neither Downs or Hawks were wearing a helmet. 

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