4-Year-Old Killed In ATV Wreck in Belmont County

From Staff Reports

A Belmont County family is dealing with the death of their child after a fatal all-terrain vehicle accident on Saturday, said Sheriff Dave Lucas.

Lucas on Monday said the accident occurred on the family’s private property in the county. He confirmed the victim is 4-year-old Landen Cost of Martins Ferry.

“There is an investigation. It was an accident,” Lucas said, noting the child was not driving the ATV himself, but riding with another person when the accident occurred.

“It’s bad enough they’re having to deal with it. … It’s very sad. People with kids can only imagine what they’re going through,” Lucas added.

Survivors include Cost’s parents and a brother.

Visitation for Cost is scheduled from 11 a.m. to the time of his funeral service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Heslop Funeral Home in Martins Ferry.

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