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7-Year-Old Dies 1 Week After Crash Near Cub Scout Event

Posted November 5, 2006

— A 7-year-old boy who was in a crash on the way to a Cub Scout Jamboree has died.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said Connor Nelson died Friday of injuries he received in the accident that occurred last Saturday at the Highway Patrol training grounds in Raleigh.

Authorities said Connor's father, Mark Nelson, is believed to have had a medical emergency behind the wheel of his minivan. He subsequently sped off several hundred yards down a hill, through a parking lot and into a deep ravine before crashing.

Mark Nelson remains in critical condition at WakeMed.

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