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Coroner: Teen killed in Newberry Co. ATV wreck

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PROSPERITY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A 13-year-old was killed in an ATV accident in Newberry County on Wednesday night, according to the Newberry County Coroner.

The Highway Patrol said the wreck happened on private property along Jollystreet Road at SC 215 in Prosperity at around 8:40 p.m.

Newberry County Coroner Craig Newton identified the teen as Brandon Michael Austin of South Kingston, RI.

The coroner said in a press release that the teen was driving the vehicle when he lost control and it went off the right side of the roadway, down an embankment and overturned.

The victim was not wearing a helmet or seatbelt at the time. The coroner said the teen had extensive head injuries, but is still working to confirm the cause and manner of death.

Newton said Austin was in Newberry County visiting family and had just arrived that day.

A 12-year-old passenger of the ATV was also in the wreck but was not hurt.

The Newberry County Coroner, the Newberry Sheriff's Department and the South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating the wreck.

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