Dyersburg Police are releasing details of a four-wheeler accident that took the life of a 4-year-old child on Sunday evening.
The accident occurred at around 6 p.m. at 1750 Wheeler St. in Dyersburg when a 4-year-old child lost control of a small ATV four-wheeler. Officers responded to the scene and found a 4-year-old white male with severe injuries to the head. A 2-year-old was also on the motorized vehicle and was reportedly taken in a private vehicle to Dyersburg Regional Medical Center immediately after the accident.
Dyersburg Police Chief Art Heun said a neighbor tried to revive the child before emergency responders made the scene. The child was then transported to the Dyersburg Regional Medical Center helipad to be flown to the Med trauma center in Memphis. However, the child succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. Heun noted the chaplains were notified of the situation and they arrived to comfort the family.
The 2-year-old is believed to have had only minor injuries and was later released from the hospital.
Although the crash is still under investigation, Heun said he does not anticipate any charges at this time.
"It was merely a very tragic and unfortunate accident," said Heun.