Opp Youngster Dies in ATV Accident

OPP, Ala. (AP) - A weekend accident involving an all terrain vehicle accident killed an Opp boy and sent three others to the hospital.

Police were summoned to a vacant lot late Saturday afternoon after receiving a call of an overturned ATV.

A family friend identified the boy as Colby Lane Ramer, a fourth grader at South Highlands Elementary School. Ramer, along with the three other 10-year-olds, was riding a "mule-style" ATV when the accident occurred. The family friend said they believe Colby was driving and the other occupants were riding in the back when it flipped over.

Ramer was pronounced dead at the scene. The other three juveniles were transported to a local hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by elizabeth "hope"henderson Location: opp al, on Oct 7, 2008 at 11:46 AM
    hellow my name is hope henderson i was with him when we recked i am now 11years old .me,colby,anna,and savannah were out mud rideing one saterday afternoon it had just got dun rainind and we was all up frunt and we was in his uncles fild . we was goin around and around a tree until...he turned way to sharp.he dieded instentley i told them that it was just a dream and he was a live but they cep on telling me he was gone i gave him a kiss on the cheek then ran to get help . so kids that are reading this remember this if thank u want to ride one.if u have any questis email me @ hunter12355@myspace.com or e.henderson08@yahoo.com thanks and have a blessed day love hope
  • by racheal Location: pell city Alabama on Jan 24, 2008 at 01:51 PM
    my son, Dustin Lane Ford, passed away September 12, 2005 by an ATV accident. I can't believe this! I pray for their family.
  • by just concerned Location: houston county on Jan 22, 2008 at 01:18 PM
    this is so sad. ten years old and gone.totally senseless. people need to use common sense and there are laws in place for a reason regarding children and atv's. we have a neighbor(an older man)that drives his up and down the roads(paved & public),day & night, drives on the wrong side of the road and refuses to move off the pavement when you are driving in a vehicle towards him. at times he has a child with him and no helmets.children think this is ok because they see an adult doing it. please set a better example. learn the the law and practice it.
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