Benton teen dies from injuries suffered in weekend ATV accident

FRANKLIN COUNTY — A Benton teen died from injuries he suffered in an ATV accident Saturday night in Logan.

Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler says the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call shortly before 9 about two people being involved in an ATV accident.

When authorities got to the scene, family members had already arrived and found that 14-year-old Sergio Mendez Diaz of Benton had died while 29-year-old Abraham M. Romero of Logan was injured.The two were related.

Romero was taken to Franklin Hospital with unknown injuries. Romero was driving the ATV with Diaz as his passenger on Number 10 Road West of Logan when it appears they struck a downed tree in the road just west of Cecil Road.

Diaz suffered traumatic head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. They were not wearing helmets. The sheriff’s office continues to investigate.