Chelsea D. Moore, 14, was driving a 1985 Yamaha Moto-4 200 ATV on a private road at 30650 Ball Road south of Sedalia, when she intentionally ran off the right side of the road to drive through a mud puddle. Moore lost control and struck a tree on the right side of the road.
Riding with her was 13-year-old Cheyanne N. Monteer, who suffered minor injuries. She was transported via private vehicle to Bothwell Regional Health Center. Neither rider was wearing a helmet, the Missouri Highway Patrol said in its report. The Pettis County Sheriff’s Department assisted the Patrol in the investigation.