SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A 21-year-old Springfield man critically injured in a July 3 all-terrain vehicle crash has died.
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/Wb4rKN ) that Cody Ballard was pronounced dead at 5:43 a.m. Wednesday by the Sangamon County Coroner's office.
The crash occurred about 11:30 p.m. on the city's far west side. 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.
Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com
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