Father Charged After 14-Year-Old Dies in ATV Crash

Victor Mozqueda faces multiple charges following his daughter's fatal ATV accident.

The father of Melanie Mozqueda, the 14-year-old who died in an ATV crash on May 11th, has been taken into custody on six warrants related to her death. Victor Mozqueda, 40, was hosting Melanie’s birthday party at his home when he allowed her and another 14-year-old to ride an ATV on a public street without supervision or helmets.

The ATV collided with the driver’s side of a Jeep Patriot on Darbytown Drive. Melanie, who was a passenger at the time, was transported to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries the following day.

Victor Mozqueda has been charged with criminally negligent homicide involving a minor, two counts of reckless endangerment by motor vehicle, two counts of aggravated child abuse, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

For more details, you can refer to the related images [here](https://www.nashville.gov/sites/default/files/2024-05/Victor%20Mozqueda.JPG).

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