Cops: Men Left Teen's Body in Road After ATV Accident

Mikayla Focht was a standout softball player in Pennsylvania
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 7, 2017 7:19 PM CDT
2 Men Accused of Fleeing ATV Crash That Killed Teen
Mikayla Focht, 18, was killed in an ATV accident in April in Pennsylvania.   (Facebook)

Two men have been accused of fleeing an all-terrain vehicle crash that killed a Pennsylvania high school standout softball player and leaving her body in the road for hours, the AP reports. State police say 18-year-old Mikayla Focht, of Duncansville, was killed when the ATV she was riding struck several deer and threw her and the driver in April. A coroner determined she died instantly. Police say Jacob Helsel ran over Focht with his Jeep after she fell. Helsel was charged Wednesday with causing an accident involving death. ATV driver Trenton Bilak was charged in May with homicide by vehicle. Focht was a Hollidaysburg Area Senior High shortstop. She was named to the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association all-state team her junior year and intended to play softball for Saint Francis University this fall. (More ATV stories.)

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