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11-year-old girl took her friends on ATV joyride before flipping over the vehicle and killing an 8-year-old girl

By Emily Lewis 1:30 PM December 7, 2017
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A young girl has died after her friend flipped over an all-terrain vehicle during a joyride, according to police in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania State Police said that they have launched an investigation following the ATV rollover, which claimed the life of an 8-year-old girl.

On Friday, at around 7:00 p.m., an 11-year-old girl invited her friends, 8 and 16-years-old, to join her on a joyride.

They all got into the Arctic Cat 500 ATV.

The 11-year-old girl was driving when she made a sharp turn at a high rate of speed.

As a result, the ATV flipped over on Thomas Road.

All three girls were pinned under the vehicle.

The girls were all rushed to different hospitals.

The 8-year-old girl was pronounced dead on arrival.

All three girl knew each other and attended the Canton Area Elementary School.