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Fairfield students wearing purple after 10-year-old dies in ATV accident

Posted at 11:31 AM, May 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-13 17:31:21-04

FAIRFIELD, Ohio — Today students at a Butler County elementary school are wearing purple, the favorite color of a classmate who died this week in an ATV accident.

Reagan Vanoss , 10, a fifth-grader at Fairfield West Elementary School, died Tuesday night while riding an ATV with her father, Brad. They had just completed dragging a diamond at Mitch and Lois Rhodus Field of Dreams in Fairfield when the ATV flipped and landed on Reagan.

Police are uncertain why the vehicle flipped, they said.

She died at Mercy Hospital. She died from head trauma and her death was ruled an accident, according to the Butler County Coroner’s Office.

The marquees at Fairfield West Elementary, May 13, 2021, contained a remembrance of 10-year-old student Reagan Voss, who died earlier that week in an ATV crash.

Brad Vanoss suffered injures that were not life-threatening, according to police.

Reagan was the youngest of four children of Brad and Angela Vanoss and all the children attended Fairfield schools.

Mitch Rhodus, the family’s spokesman, described them as “the American family” because of their deep involvement in the Fairfield community.

This story was originally publishedby WCPO 9 news partner, the Journal-News.