William Sheldon, 06-16-05

ADN, Alaska digest, Published: June 18th, 2005


Teen on ride along Kobuk River is thrown from ATV and dies

A 14-year-old boy died in an all-terrain vehicle accident Thursday in Kiana, Alaska State Troopers said.

William Sheldon was riding on an ATV driven by an 18-year-old male along the Kobuk River beach when the driver lost control of the vehicle and rolled. Sheldon was thrown and hit his head. He was not wearing a helmet and was killed.

Kiana, population 400, is on the north bank of the Kobuk River, 60 miles east of Kotzebue.

-- Anchorage Daily News