YEREVAN (ARMENPRESS)—An Armenian foreign exchange student died in an ATV accident in Nacogdoches County, Texas, on Monday night. The victim, Lilit Ishxan Gevorgyan, was 16 years old.
Armenpress reports, citing KTRE.com, that according to Sheriff Jason Bridges, the accident happened on private property on County Road 425 in Nacogdoches County. Bridges said Gevorgyan was riding an ATV in a pasture, and when she did not return home, her guardian and another girl went looking for her. They found her in the pasture with the ATV rolled on top of her.
Gevorgyvan later died at a Nacogdoches hospital.
Bridges said it is believed Gevorgyan lost control while riding on the side of a hill. Justice of the Peace David Perkins has ordered an autopsy.
The US Embassy of Armenian made the following statement:
“We are inexpressibly sorry to report that a FLEX student from Armenia was killed in an ATV accident on the evening of August 24. All involved parties are working to return her home as soon as possible. Our deepest condolences are with Lilit’s family and friends. Out of respect for their privacy, we will not release additional information at this time.”