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Boy riding four-wheeler killed in Franklin County wreck

Posted May 20, 2012 7:59 a.m. EDT
Updated May 21, 2012 4:00 p.m. EDT

— An 8-year-old boy riding a four-wheeler was killed in a wreck with a pickup truck in Franklin County Saturday evening, state troopers said.

Troopers said the driver of a four-wheeler ran a stop sign at Reynolds Road and N.C. Highway 561, about 15 miles northeast of Louisburg. A pickup truck heading west on N.C. 561 struck the four-wheeler, tossing its three occupants from it.

Brennon Lee Perry, of Warrenton, died of his injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck was also injured. His name and condition were not released.

His friend, Joey Mills, said the driver was shaken up by the accident.

"He hated that it happened and I said, you know, there's nothing we can do about it except trust in God," Mills said.

Troopers said alcohol was not involved, but they declined to release more details.