HEARNE -- A Hearne teenager is dead tonight after being thrown from his ATV Wednesday afternoon.
Officials with the Department of Public Safety say 17-year-old De'Jon Pierce was driving his 4-wheeler with a friend when he lost control and crashed it into a ditch.
Both were thrown from the a-t-v and Pierce was pronounced dead at the scene.
The passenger was taken to a hospital in Bryan where he was treated.
Neither of the teens were wearing a helmet.