Foreign exchange student killed in Nacogdoches Co. ATV wreck

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - An Armenian foreign exchange student died in an ATV accident in Nacogdoches County Monday night.

Lilit Ishxan Gevorgyan was 16.

According to Sheriff Jason Bridges, the accident happened on private property on County Road 425. He said Gevorgyan was riding an ATV in a pasture and when she did not return home, her guardian and another girl when looking for her. They found her in the pasture with the ATV rolled on top of her.

Gevorgyvan later died at a Nacogdoches hospital.

Bridges said it is believed Gevorgyan lost control while riding on the side of a hill. Justice of the Peace David Perkins has ordered an autopsy.

This comes after another ATV accident involving a four-month-old baby on Friday on County Road 234.

Bridges said the driver was holding her baby while driving the ATV when she struck a metal pole that was attached to a metal fence. The baby was thrown from the ATV. The mother and two teenagers were also injured.

The baby was later taken by helicopter to a Houston hospital, where it is in ICU.

Bridges said charges could be filed against the mother and alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the accident.

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