Teen Girl Dies From Injuries Following ATV Accident


MALCOLM, Neb. (AP) -- The family of a 13-year-old girl says she's died from injuries suffered in an ATV crash after her hair caught in the engine.

The family of Emma Kringle said in a statement through Lincoln's Bryan West hospital that she died Monday. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says Emma had been on life support so her organs could be harvested. Doctors determined Saturday night that Emma was brain dead.

The accident occurred Saturday afternoon while Emma was driving the three-wheeled ATV near Branched Oak Lake northwest of Lincoln. The ATV crashed when her ponytail got tangled in the engine.

Emma was riding with her 9-year-old cousin. Wagner says both girls were wearing helmets.

Emma lived with her family on the southeast side of Lincoln.