By MELINDA WILLIAMS
An ATV wreck in the Little Creek section of Pulaski County Friday claimed the life of a 13-year-old county youth.
Pulaski County Sheriff Jim Davis said authorities were notified of the incident involving a single all-terrain vehicle (ATV) around 4:30 p.m. Friday. A deputy started performing CPR on the boy until rescue personnel arrived, but the youth died later at an area hospital.
Davis said the wreck remains under investigation. He declined to release further information or identify the boy.
Although The Southwest Times has learned the name of the youth, his identity is not being released at this time to allow for proper notification of family and friends.
According to a social media website, a candlelight memorial service is being organized for the boy. It is planned for Thursday, July 3, 8-10 p.m., in Jackson Park in Pulaski.