An 11-year-old girl died after her ATV overturned near Marydel Sept. 15.


An 11-year-old girl died after her ATV overturned near Marydel Sept. 15.

State Police said the accident happened at the residence of the girl's grandfather on Westville Road at about 4:10 p.m.

Cassandra R. Jones of Marydel was riding an ATV through the yard when its front tires struck a raised portion of the asphalt driveway. The ATV became airborne. The rear tires came down first, and the back of the ATV went forward. Then the ATV flipped backward onto Jones, pinning her between the ATV and the asphalt driveway.

She was not wearing a helmet, police said.

Jones was found by her grandfather who called for emergency services. Jones was taken to Kent General Hospital in Dover suffering from severe head trauma. At 5:06 p.m., she died from injuries sustained when her head struck the asphalt driveway.

She was a 6th grade student at Fifer Middle School in Camden.