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12-year-old boy killed in Harnett ATV accident

Posted April 14
Updated April 15

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— Authorities said a 12-year-old boy was killed in an ATV accident Thursday evening in Harnett County.

Police said Benjamin D. Stafford, 12, of Broadway, rolled an ATV into a 13-foot embankment along McNeil Road in Broadway. Stafford hit his head on rocks and was pinned by the ATV, officials said.

Officials said Stafford's father located the boy near a creek on McNeil Road around 6 p.m.

Stafford was unaccompanied and was not wearing a helmet, police said.

No charges will be filed in the case, according to the State Highway Patrol.

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  • Donald Holder Apr 15, 2016
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    I cannot even imagine what this family is going through. My prayers are with them all.