SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. - FRIDAY OCT. 31 2 P.M. UPDATE
Pennsylvania State Police announce charges in the fatal ATV accident earlier this week.
State police told Channel 11 News that Stacy Felker, the owner of the quad and mother of the driver, and Bradley Felker, the father of 4-year-old Tailynn, have been charged with endangering the welfare of children.
In addition, state police said a juvenile was also charged. However, that information is not available.
The coroner has identified a 4-year-old girl who was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident in southwestern Pennsylvania Monday night.
State police said the accident happened around 5 p.m., Monday when a 14-year-old girl who was driving the vehicle lost control near a Somerset County railroad crossing.
“All I heard were people yelling,” said Charlie Cochran, who lives nearby.
According to police, the Polaris Sportsman rolled and threw the 4-year-old an unspecified distance.
The Somerset County Coroner identified the victim as Tailynn Felker.
A 1-year-old boy, a 3-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl were also on board, investigators said.
“I don’t know what happened. I have no idea. When they left and went down the road, it was like, ‘Bang, bang’ and it was over,” said cousin Roger Mishler.
Officials said the injured children were taken by private vehicle to Meyersdale Medical Center. Information on their conditions hasn’t been made available.
According to police, none of the children were wearing helmets or safety belts. The incident remains under investigation.