Galveston County: 13-year-old injured in UTV crash

A 13-year-old was airlifted to the hospital following a UTV crash in Galveston County on Sunday night. 

According to officials, they received a report of an off-road vehicle crash on the beach near Boyt Road in Crystal Beach. 

Crystal Beach UTV Ax

When deputies arrived, they found an injured 13-year-old boy, who was riding in the back seat of an off-road UTV, when the driver attempted a U-turn, causing the UTV to roll over. 

The rollover caused the 13-year-old to become partially ejected and ended up trapped beneatht the UTV, authorities said. 

The 20-year-old driver and two other passengers, aged 18 and 17, were uninjured. 

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Officials said it appeared none of the occupants in the UTV were wearing seatbelts at the time of the incident. 

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.