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Teen in ATV wreck wasn't wearing helmet

The 13-year-old Pittsview, Ala. boy who died Sunday in a weekend ATV accident wasn't wearing a helmet, officials said.

William Ryan Kanzler, 13, was pronounced dead at 5 p.m. in the intensive care unit of The Medical Center. Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry Jr. said the cause of death was massive head trauma.

Kanzler, the passenger, and another 13-year-old were taken to the hospital Saturday morning after their ATV collided with a state game and fish vehicle at Sandfort and Gallops roads.

State troopers said the conservation employee's Dodge Dakota pickup truck had the right-of-way when the ATV failed to yield and drove across the road. No charges are pending against the drivers.

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