POTSDAM — What was reported as a serious UTV crash on Hatch Road on Thursday night by St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies is now being reported as a fatality.
Deputies are continuing their investigation into the death of 7-year-old Marquise P. Disotell, of Potsdam, after responding to an all-terrain vehicle crash at 379 Hatch Road.
Deputies said the vehicle was being operated on private property by two 14-year-old boys who were towing two boys, ages 6 and 7, who were on a tube.
After making a left-hand turn, the tube drifted to the right, striking a wooden fence and a large tree, deputies said.
Both boys were taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital where the 6-year-old was admitted for observation and the 7-year-old was pronounced dead.
St. Lawrence County Coroner James Sienkiewycz said the death was ruled accidental due to head trauma.
State police, Potsdam and Parishville rescue squads, and Potsdam and Stockholm fire departments assisted at the scene.