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Boy severely burned in plane crash

Published April 16, 2006

DUNNELLON - A 12-year-old boy from Crystal River was in critical condition Saturday after suffering first- and second-degree burns on 40 percent of his body in a plane crash.

The crash happened Friday at Dunnellon/Marion County Airport and Park of Commerce. Adam Taylor had burns on his face, chest, abdomen and legs and was flown to Shands at the University of Florida at Gainesville. His father, Gregory S. Taylor, who piloted the plane, and 11-year-old friend Devon Kelly were treated for minor burns. Authorities said Friday that the single-engine 1966 Piper Cherokee crashed shortly after takeoff. The plane lost power about 5:30 p.m., hit a hangar before it crashed into a field about 300 yards from the end of the runway, and burst into flames. The crash also sparked an 8-acre brush fire, which was extinguished an hour after the crash.

ATV rollover puts rider in hospital

CRYSTAL RIVER - A 19-year-old woman who was hurt in an all-terrain vehicle accident was in good condition Saturday, according to a spokeswoman at Shands at the University of Florida at Gainesville. Summer Sinecoff was driving the ATV at 2285 N Reynolds Ave. in Crystal River about 8 p.m. Friday when she lost control of the vehicle. According to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, the vehicle went over a small hill, rolled over and landed on top of the woman. Emergency personnel said at the scene that she had suffered a broken pelvis. It was unclear whether she was wearing any safety equipment.

[Last modified April 16, 2006, 00:42:15]

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