SMITHVILLE – An ATV accident claimed the life of a Smithville teenager Sunday night.
Clay Lee Thompson, 16, was driving an Arctic Cat four-wheeler going west on Pearce Chapel Road when he lost control and ran into the woods and down an embankment on Pearce Chapel Road. According to Alan Gurley, Monroe County Coroner, the accident occurred sometime around 9 p.m., one mile west of the Alabama state line.
There was another teen on the four-wheeler who went for help. The passenger went to a nearby residence and called the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.
The deputies were able to locate the wreckage and found the body of Thompson, who died at the scene from a head injury.