12 Year Old Killed In ATV Crash

The 12 year-old Niles Township boy killed in an ATV crash has been identified. Police say Dawson Lee Eliason was riding a Yamaha Kodiak on private property when the ATV struck a parked vehicle and then landed on top of him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The collision happened Sunday, just before 3:30 pm, in the 2300 block of Walton Road in Niles Township. Police say he was riding alone and was not wearing a helmet at the time.The Berrien County Sheriff's Departments Accident Investigation Team is still investigating the accident.