Two boys dead after ATV goes off cliff near El Paso

May 16, 2011 10:18:32 AM PDT
An all-terrain vehicle wreck in the desert in West Texas has left two boys dead and another seriously hurt after the ATV went off a cliff. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says the juveniles were located by officers around 3:30 a.m. Monday, about an hour after worried relatives called authorities to report that the boys were missing. The three were last seen Sunday night.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Chris Acosta says two boys were dead at the scene, about 15 miles east of El Paso. The third was transported to a hospital. Their names were not immediately released.

Acosta told The Associated Press that all three apparently were on the two-person ATV when it went over a cliff and flipped. She had no details on how far the ATV fell.