Teen killed, sibling injured in ATV accident

Teen killed, sibling injured in ATV accident

Macoupin County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an accident that resulted in the death of 15-year-old Adam Heyen of rural Plainview.

According to Sheriff Shawn Kahl, the Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call at 6:38 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, in reference to an accident on Kelly Road, Shipman, involving an all-terrain vehicle. Deputies responded and found two juveniles ejected from the ATV.

Heyen was airlifted from the scene and transported to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield; he later succumbed to his injuries. The passenger, his 12-year-old sister Evelyn, was transported by Arch to Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, where she was in serious but stable condition.

Heyen was a student at Southwestern High School and a member of the Shipman Clovers 4-H Club.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for the family’s medical expenses; it is available at gofundme.com/4deqt-heyen-family-medical-expenses. As of press time, the page had collected 98 donations totaling $5,355 of its $10,000 goal. In addition, donations are being accepted at the Macoupin County Extension Office in Carlinville; call Kate or Carol at (217) 854-9604 for more information.