ATV accident claims life of 18-year-old El Reno man at Little Sahara State Park

Clayton William Reuter, 18, died after crashing at the bottom of a dune Saturday at Little Sahara State Park in Oklahoma, a state tourism spokeswoman said.
by Juliana Keeping Modified: July 30, 2012 at 9:16 pm •  Published: July 30, 2012
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— An 18-year-old El Reno man died after an accident on an all-terrain vehicle at Little Sahara State Park, officials said Monday.

Emergency responders were dispatched about 4:15 p.m. Saturday to the park's dunes, said Sandy Pantlik, state Tourism and Recreation Department spokeswoman.

Clayton William Reuter crashed at the bottom of a dune, she said. He was wearing a helmet. His younger brother was with him at the time, though the accident didn't involve him.

Services are pending at Wilson Funeral Home in El Reno.

The state medical examiner has ruled the manner of death an accident and the cause multiple blunt force injuries, an official said Monday.

The park south of Waynoka in northwest Oklahoma features more than 1,600 acres of dunes that range in height from 25 to 75 feet. It is a destination for dune buggy and ATV riding, according to travelok.com.

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by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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