Howell student dies in ATV accident

HOWELL, Mich (WLNS) – Grief counselors are expected to be in Howell Middle School today as students and faculty mourn the loss of a classmate.

According to our media partners at WHMI, Matthew Longthorne, an eighth grader at Highlander Way Middle School in Howell, passed away on Saturday following an ATV accident.

The sheriff’s department says a 28-year-old Howell man was operating the ORV at Hawk Meadows Golf Course in Howell Township on Saturday when it overturned, ejecting the boy. The 13-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene and the man was injured.

We are working to get more information for you and will have updates online and on 6 News.

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