Fatal ATV accident at Goldsboro’s Busco Beach one of several tragedies at park in recent years – WRAL.com

By Kevin Kuzminski, WRAL multiplatform producer, and Rosalia Fodera, WRAL reporter

Goldsboro, N.C. A 21-year-old is dead after an ATV accident at Busco Beach and ATV Park in Goldsboro.

The incident occurred Friday night as nearly 30,000 people are expected this weekend for Mud Bash Week.

To allow easier access for emergency personnel, the park posted to Facebook that additional guests would not be allowed in to the otherwise 24-hour grounds.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says the 21-year-old driver was thrown backward from the ATV which caused him to strike his head on the vehicle. The driver was wearing head protection but died on the scene.

Witnesses told WRAL News there was a second accident Friday with injuries, but details on that incident were not yet available.

Busco Beach is a privately owned outdoor recreation facility with a man-made beach, a lake for swimming and fishing, campsites and 2,000 acres of trails.

The park has been the site of seven fatalities linked to ATV use over the past 15 years, and five drownings over the past 20.

"It does," said Savannah Hill when asked about if the deaths raise concerns with her. "I wouldn't say it of the people who own the place. It's not their fault, because they can't control what you do." Hill was there on Saturday to pick up a friend.

The name of the 21-year-old hasn't been released. WRAL is working to learn if any new restrictions have been put into place at the park following the death.

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