2 dead in ATV accident

Man, woman were riding on sand pits near San Jacinto River

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Two people died after the ATV they were riding fell on top of them near the San Jacinto River Saturday.

Harris County Sheriff's deputies said two people were riding in the front and two were in the back of the ATV when it was cruising around near some sand pits near the river. The ATV came to a very steep pit and got to the top, but could not make it over the hill and started rolling backwards.

The two people in the back of the vehicle were able to jump out safely. The two people in the front, a man and a woman, were not wearing seat belts and fell off. The vehicle rolled on top of them, killing them both.

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