DUCKTOWN, POLK COUNTY (WRCB) - A late night ATV crash in Polk County has claimed the life of a teenager.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says 13-year-old Derrick Brown died as a result of a crash on Mountain Drive around 11:00 p.m. Thursday.

The Trooper investigating the crash says Brown "failed to negotiate a curve at an excessive speed, [and] ran off the side of the south side of Mountain Drive".

THP says the teenager was not wearing a helmet when he struck a telephone pole and a wooden fence.

Brown was pronounced dead at Skyridge Medical Center.