The N.C. State Highway Patrol continues to investigate an accident at Busco Beach and ATV Park that left a 21-year-old man dead Friday.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident at 7:58 p.m.
Troopers say the man was driving his ATV on an uneven trail which caused it to pitch upwards onto its rear wheels. The individual operating the ATV was thrown backward, causing him to strike his head on the vehicle, troopers reported.
Authorities said the individual was wearing head protection, but died at the scene from his injuries.
Nearly 30,000 people were expected for Mud Bash Week at the park. Park officials posted on their Facebook page that the facility was closed to additional guests.
NCSHP has not released the victim’s name pending next-of-kin notification.