FOX CHAPEL, Pa. — A 5-year-old girl died Thursday night after an ATV crash that injured her sister and father in Fox Chapel, police said.
The 5-year-old, identified Friday afternoon as Annabel Whittingham, was sitting in front of her 37-year-old father on the ATV when it crashed about 7:30 p.m. in the area of Guyasuta and Longfellow roads, officials said. Her 8-year-old sister was sitting behind their father.
Investigators said the 5-year-old grabbed the thumb throttle, causing the ATV to accelerate out of control and crash in their yard. The ATV struck a tree after going over a hillside.
The girls and their father were taken to area hospitals, but the 5-year-old did not survive.
Allegheny County Police on Friday morning said detectives are nearly complete with their investigation and a safety inspection of the ATV will be conducted. The file will be turned over to the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office for review.
The Fox Chapel Area School District released the following statement:
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