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April 10, 2014

Boy still hospitalized after crash

Fund established to help with medical expenses

WALTON — A 12-year-old boy is still hospitalized after an all-terrain vehicle crash Sunday.

Galveston Elementary student Kohle Wildrick was flown to Riley Hospital for Children after a crash Sunday afternoon along 200 North at Ind. 218. He and four other riders had been operating all-terrain vehicles when another ATV driven by 23-year-old Andrew Englert, Logansport, hit the one Kohle was driving.

Kohle was thrown from the ATV, according to Cass County Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Craven, who arrived on scene in response to a 2:45 p.m. emergency call. Kohle’s helmet came off in the impact, Craven said, and his head hit the pavement.

Emergency medical personnel took him to Logansport Memorial Hospital. From there, he was then flown to Riley Hospital.

The boy remained at Riley Hospital as of early afternoon Wednesday. Family members are staying with him, where they are keeping other family and close friends aware of his condition.

Friends have established a fund to assist with Kohle’s medical expenses at a local bank. Donations may be directed toward the family of Kohle Wildrick at any First Farmers Bank and Trust location.

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