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A charge has been filed against a Christian County man as a result of the ATV accident on January 20th that sent three teens to area hospitals.


47-year-old Eric S. Long of rural Assumption was charged with Contributing to the Delinquency or Criminal Delinquency of a Minor in Christian County Court on February 1st. According to a press release from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Long owns the ATV and allowed the three boys to ride the ATV on a public roadway where the crash occurred.


The crash occurred before 3:15 in the afternoon on January 20th. The ATV was northbound on 2400 E. Rd. about one-fourth of a mile south of 1400 N. Rd when it went off the road, flipped several times and landed upside down in the west ditch of the road. The boys, ages 13 and 12, all went to area hospitals. One of the 12-year-old boys was severely injured.


Long’s first court date is set for March 1st. The 13-year-old boy driving the ATV also was issued a citation for Improper Operation of an ATV on a Roadway.

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