ATV accidents kill 2, including girl, 12

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FHP kept busy with four weekend accidents in Levy County

By The Staff

Two people died — a 12-year-old and a 22-year-old, and a child, 5, was injured in two separate four-wheel ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) accidents, while another four people were injured in two vehicle accidents all in Levy County this weekend, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

Cheyenne Ellis, 12, of Trenton died when she lost control of the ATV she was driving on a limerock road at Gulf Hammock Hunt Club at about 10 p.m. Saturday. Brody Ellis, 5, of Cedar Key, suffered minor injuries in the accident and was transported to Shands Hospital at the University of Florida for treatment.

The second ATV accident occurred at about 2 a.m. Sunday a Northeast 115th Avenue and Northeast 74th Lane in Levy County. Dead is Lucas Benjamin Corbitt, 22, of Bronson. Corbitt was heading north on Northeast 115th Avenue, a dirt road when he came to a curve and did not maintain control of the vehicle, according to the report. Corbitt's body was discovered several hours after the accident by a resident walking along the road at about 9:30 a.m.

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