At approximately 7:30pm, Sunday evening, Gordon cOunty deputy sheriffs along with Gordon County Fire Rescue and emergency medical (EMS) personnel were dispatched to a poultry farm on Old Boone Ford Road near Sonoraville in response to a report of an accident involving an ATV and an eight year old boy.

The victim was removed from the scene by EMS and rescue personnel. He was transported to Gordon Hospital where he passed away.

The investigation is continuing by the Sheriff’s Office and the Coroner’s Office. Sheriff Mitch Ralston said, “Our hearts go out to the family of this little boy in the wake of this tragedy. We can never put the sense of loss into words, but the family and friends he leaves behind are in our thoughts and prayers.”