65. Sanford teen killed in ATV crash in Osteen

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Sanford gal, 18, killed in ATV accident in Osteen / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® graphic / Sanford teen Kimberly Phillips died  in an ATV accident in a heavily-wooded area of Osteen, in unincorporated Volusia County as shown in the locator map.

OSTEEN, Fla. -- An 18-year-old Sanford woman was killed Dec. 27 when she crashed her ATV in a ditch before it landed on top and pinned her, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.  

The fatality comes in at No. 65 in the Headline Surfer® countdown of the top 100 stories of 2013.

This caused her to overturn in a ditch with the ATV landing on top of her and pinning where she couldn't free herself under the crushing weight, according to a trooper's report. She was not wearing a helmet.

This caused her to overturn in a ditch with the ATV landing on top of her and pinning where she couldn't free herself under the crushing weight, according to a trooper's report.

Phillips died a short time later at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Wanda Diaz said.

Rescuers were dispatched to the scene within 5 minutes of the accident, but the catastrophic injuries the young woman suffered resulted in her death shortly after transport to the ER, an FHP spokeswoman added.

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