Genesee Teen Dies in ATV Accident

A Potter County teenager is dead following an ATV accident Tuesday night in Allegany County.

State police say 16-year-old Kyle McPherson of Andover, New York, was on Heselton Gully Road in the Town of Independence when the ATV left the road on a curve and traveled down a ravine. McPherson and his passenger, 17-year-old Joceyln Saunders of Genesee, were both thrown from the vehicle.

Saunders was pronounced dead at the scene by Allegany County Coroner Maynard Baker. McPherson was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where he is being treated for head, neck and leg injuries.

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