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COMPLETE STORY: Baker child dies in ATV accident
BAKER -- The Baker community in Okaloosa County is stunned after an ATV accident killed an 11-year-old boy.
State Troopers say, Wednesday afternoon, Wyatt Oglesby was riding on the front of the ATV in a field near William Gary Johnson Road.
His 14-year-old sister Taylor was driving and hit a utility trailer.
Wyatt was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital, where he later died.
Baker is a small town, everyone knows each other. This accident has shaken up the community. People we spoke with described Wyatt as a young boy who was full of life.
Wyatt's family didn't want to talk on camera, but shared with us their favorite memories.
They say the 11-year-old enjoyed riding horses and fishing with his dad, and that he loved God.
"When you meet Wyatt, you feel like you've known him your whole life. I told somebody this yesterday, Wyatt's never met a stranger."
David Bracewell is the pastor at "Roping the Truth," the ministry Wyatt was involved with.
Wyatt was loved by everyone there.
"He would take to the kids. Always helped the younger kids. Always wanted to watch out for them making sure they were getting treated fairly."
Wyatt's mother wanted us to show this. Every year at Christmas Wyatt wrote a letter to santa and attached money asking that it be used to help others.
"What's done for Christ in this life will out live you, Wyatt's life is gonna out live you."
Kathy Steele, owner of Steele Magnolias Hair Salon, knows the family well.
"It's just devastating. I also have a son Wyatt's age and it was tough. Very tough. You just can't understand why things like this happen to such good people."
Steele hasn't called the family yet--- she doesn't know what to say.
"All I can do is pray, pray, pray and believe everything is going to be fine."
Anyone who wants to donate flowers, the family is instead asking them to make a donation to the church Wyatt was involved with. The church "Roping the Truth," we will have the information up on our website.
Anyone who wants to make a donation in memory of Wyatt is asked to make a donation to his church “Ropin’ the Truth.” 370 Johns Road Holt, FL or call 850-305-9411.