Bedford County teenager dies in weekend ATV crash

Crash reported early Saturday morning

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – A 17-year-old died in an ATV crash during Memorial Day weekend.

Joseph Jackson, of Bedford, lost control of the 2003 Arctic Cat 500 ATV he was driving on Sweet Hollow Road and hit a tree before 5 a.m. Saturday, according to Virginia State Police.

He was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene, police said.

Police said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.

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