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Springfield man dies of injuries in ATV crash

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A 21-year-old Springfield man critically injured in a July 3 all-terrain vehicle crash has died.

The State Journal-Register reported that Cody Ballard was pronounced dead at 5:43 a.m. Wednesday.

The crash occurred about 11:30 p.m. Authorities were notified about 6:30 a.m. the next day when the ATV’s passenger knocked on the door of a nearby residence.

The passenger was 19-year-old Eileen Brown of Springfield. She was treated and released at Memorial Medical Center.

Authorities say the crash happened when Ballard was driving the ATV on a bike trail. ATVs are not allowed on the trail.

The accident remains under investigation.

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Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com

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