Parents Beware: State Police investigating ATV crash that left 14-year-old dead, two others injured

The New Jersey State Police is investigating a crash involving two all-terrain vehicles (ATV) that killed a 14-year-old boy and injured two others.

On Saturday, April 1, at 3:06 p.m., troopers from Red Lion Station, Troop “C” Criminal Investigations Office, Fatal Accident Unit, and Crime Scene Unit responded to an ATV crash in the area of West Patty Bowker Road and Friendship Road in Southampton Township, Burlington County.

Based on the preliminary investigation, Nicholas Cunningham, 14, of Southampton, was driving a Yamaha Rhino ATV off road with a 14-year-old male passenger when he lost control and struck a Kawasaki Prairie, which was driven by a 14-year-old male. As a result of the collision, Nicholas Cunningham and his passenger were ejected from the ATV. All three involved were not wearing helmets.

Nicholas Cunningham was pronounced deceased at the scene. His passenger and the other driver were taken to Cooper Trauma Center in Camden with non-life-threatening injuries. This is preliminary information only, and the cause and circumstances are still under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

[TLS – File photo/Lakewood accident]

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