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9-year-old dies in ATV accident

SLAYTON -- Natalie Krohn, a third-grader at West Elementary School, died Saturday at Murray County Medical Center after being involved in a utility vehicle accident near her family's farm, according to the Murray County Sheriff's Office.

The investigation into the 9-year-old's death is ongoing.

A letter addressed to parents by the Murray County Central Administration, stated counselors are available for anyone needing help coping with the loss.

"Our school has a Crisis Intervention Team made up of professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents and school personnel at difficult times such as this," the letter stated. "We are saddened by the loss to our school community and will make every effort to help you and your child as you need."

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Church in Slayton. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's.

Krohn's obituary appears on page A2 of today's edition.