UPDATE: Florida Highway Patrol Identifies 11-Year-Old ATV Crash Victim

By  //  June 28, 2015

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The Florida Highway patrol reports that Juan Carlos Melendez, 11, of Ocala was killed when a utility vehicle equipped with seat belts he was traveling in overturned near the wooded area at Rose Marie Place and Blounts Ridge Road at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening.

The Florida Highway patrol reports that Juan Carlos Melendez, 11, of Ocala was killed when a utility vehicle equipped with seat belts he was traveling in overturned near the wooded area at Rose Marie Place and Blounts Ridge Road at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening.

UPDATE: June 27, 2015 – 9:45 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Juan Carlos Melendez, 11, of Ocala was killed when a utility vehicle equipped with seat belts he was traveling in overturned near the wooded area at Rose Marie Place and Blounts Ridge Road at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening.

For an unknown reason, driver Derwin Rivera Figeroa, 24, of Kissimmee lost control of the vehicle and it overturned.

Melendez was not wearing a helment and Figeroa was not injured.

Melendez was pronounced dead at Parrish Hospital.

This crash remains under investigation.

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ABOVE MAP: The Florida Highway patrol reports that Juan Carlos Melendez, 11, of Ocala was killed when a utility vehicle equipped with seat belts he was traveling in overturned near the wooded area at Rose Marie Place and Blounts Ridge Road at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening.

ORIGINAL STORY: June 27, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Troopers have responded to a wooded area in Brevard County near SR 46 and I-95 for a crash that involved an ATV, and a male child was pronounced dead at Parrish Hospital.

No other details are available at this time and the crash is under investigation.

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