BLAND, Missouri- According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol a 12 year-old boy died in an ATV crash Sunday afternoon on County Road 317 in Maries County.

Dalton Newton from Bland was pronounced deceased at Phelps County Regional Medical Center after being transported from the scene. Next of kin have been notified according to the patrol.

Troopers say the crash happened when Newton failed to negotiate and curve and traveled off the roadway. The Yamaha ATV then stuck a fence post and overturned throwing the boy. He wasn’t wearing a helmet according to the report.

Newton was a seventh grader at Bland Middle School according to a church Facebook post.

Trooper Sgt. Cunningham responded at 2:41 p.m.’04.8%22N+91%C2%B045’20.6%22W/@38.218,-91.7579107,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d38.218!4d-91.755722