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This is the home of the Capital City Crawlers of Missouri, our main trail area and campgrounds. This accident is really at risk of closing the park down. My heart goes out to this young boy's friends and family. Luckily this accident is a rarity and hopefully the park doesn't suffer, we all know the risks, that's why when we enter the park we sign a waiver.
A Jefferson City teenager was killed Saturday afternoon in an ATV accident in Callaway County.
Chad Sommerer, 17, died at the Potawatami Campground, County Road 106, after vaulting a 2003 Honda all-terrain vehicle at a high rate of speed, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. Sommerer was thrown over the handlebars when he landed, overturning the vehicle several times and ejecting him, the patrol said.
The accident occurred at 12:40 p.m.; Sommerer was pronounced dead at 1:23 p.m. by the county medical examiner.
Sommerer wore a helmet, the patrol said.