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Lexington teen killed in ATV accident

Posted August 9, 2010

— A Lexington teen died Friday as a result of a wreck on an all-terrain vehicle at Busco Beach Recreational Park near Goldsboro, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Joshua Dylan Horne, 16, of 1144 Ervin Drive, was the only person involved in the wreck. His death was ruled an accident, sheriff's office spokesman Capt. Tom Effler said.


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  • intrudergirl9163 Aug 12, 11:41 a.m.

    Some of you people need to read what you are actually commenting on. His death was ruled an accident, if there had been alcohol involved, it wouldn't have been an accident. I was there the weekend that this happened and yes I heard alcohol was involved, but like everything else, rumors are rumors. Please don't scar the family more by muddying up this young man or his family! It's a sad lose, don't make it sadder.

  • momsmyangei Aug 10, 12:01 p.m.

    Come on people!! It could have happened in his backyard or at any other ATV park. The guy that drowned, that could have happened at his own pool or any other lake...things happen..It is not Busco's fault. My heart goes out to this kid's family!

  • crystalbcox Aug 9, 4:47 p.m.

    This young man happens to be a family member of mine. Please don't go assuming that just because he was a young guy and because it was an ATV accident that alchol was involved. It was just an accident and alchol was NOT involved! Please pray for this young man's family!

  • Gatsby Aug 9, 3:36 p.m.

    Firearms,ATV's,knives,blunt objects or places do not kill people...Evil human beings holding firearms,knives or blunt objects cause deaths. Poor choices by individuals can result in death and sometimes its just fate that results in tragedy.

  • Mr. Sensible Aug 9, 3:36 p.m.

    I wasn't going to mention alcohol but since you did you're right, they don't mix. Some people just have to have too good of a time. Leave the alcohol at the party. If you tempt fate sooner or later you'll get hurt.

  • EZeegoing Aug 9, 3:19 p.m.

    According to the Busco Beach website it appears alcohol was involved. Alcohol and gasoline, underage drinking do not mix. Another senseless death.

  • nascarguy Aug 9, 2:56 p.m.

    This doesn't surprise me as ATV's have grown in size, weight, and speed. I grew up on ATV's and was shocked a few years ago at how massive and heavy they've become. They bear little resemblance to the lightweight playtoys of the late eighties. It's the weight that kills! You could easily man handle them from 20 years ago, but at 300lbs+, you better pray one of them never starts to get away from you.

  • Mr. Sensible Aug 9, 2:49 p.m.

    If they didn't do it there they'd do it somewhere else. I've ridden for 35 years, I'm still alive!?!
    Some times people make bad decisions, humans are not infalable. Things happen quickly on motorized vehicles. It happens, it's called life. At least he was doing what he wanted to do.

  • mamabearprotectinghercub Aug 9, 2:46 p.m.

    There is a lot that is getting killed out there I stopped counting. And what gets me is they are 24/7. That is what there website says. There is so many other 4-wheeler deaths in Goldsboro area.

  • blahh Aug 9, 2:45 p.m.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this tragic accident.

    I own an ATV business and ride at Busco a lot! Please do not bad mouth this place if you have never been. It's people like you that ruin it for everyone else that enjoys their hobbies.

    Rules and laws are in place to be followed! If you choose not to follow them you pay the consequences! It's not the parks fault or the atv's fault when most deaths and accidents happen.