Teen Killed In ATV Crash

A Davidson County teen is dead after Wayne County deputies say he was injured in an ATV accident this weekend.

The accident happened late Friday night at Busco Beach Recreational Park. Deputies say Joshua Horne of Lexington died in the accident. They say the 16-year-old lost control of the ATV around 11:15 p.m.

Horne was the only person involved in the accident.


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  • by Kim Location: Newport, NC on Aug 12, 2010 at 12:57 PM
    I'd like to add to my first post...I mentioned underage not being allowed to ride...I meant they maybe shouldnt be allowed to ride w/out adult supervision, Riding WITH them. Reason: Ive seen alot of kids, Way under 21, riding double on Racing 4 wheelers that are meant for 1 PERSON! They double up & go nuts, they ride fast & some half clothed, no shoes...Thats not the way a Responsible person should ride. Therefor MAYBE, these KIDS DO NEED ADULT Supervision w/them. Im in my 40's, and if I Would have had my machine in my teens...I Honestly can say I probally wouldnt be here; Cuz I'd go wild too, Its the "Thrill"...and Teens Cant Handle that Responsibility. Another note, for shoeless drivers...there are alot of snakes in those Mud holes we drive through!! God Sake, Wear Shoes! Im Always in my boots! Ive seen the snakes~got pics! Dress as if ur going in the woods for a hike, maybe even a handheld GPS, first aid kit, & Water! Drive safe & Lets Do OUR BEST to KEEP BUSCO OPEN! its Gr8 there!!
  • by Kim Location: Newport, NC on Aug 12, 2010 at 12:05 PM
    1st My husband & I want to send r prayers to the Family.We been goin to Busco since 2002, B4 it got big,We had a perminate site.Its the same amount of acerage, but alot more ppl. you NEED to KNOW ur way DAY or Night! u cant go there n go crazy, or ur gonna end up Hurt, Dead or in the river.the Owner DOES enforce the helmet rule! (Yes, I hate it, but its the rule). Alcohol is a lil problem, its hard to enforce...so maybe under 18 shouldnt be allowed to ride? I see younger kids ridin, w/out shoes or in a swimsuit?? That alone shows ur age! Take ur time, learn the trails & Park (this will take a year or so)! Know where the river is at all times, wear ur helmet, if its dusty, DONT RIDE! Its very fun in winter its not dusty, u see through the trails (woods), and u see ppl as well. I LOVE Busco! As with any gas/electric powered ride, theres Danger, USE UR HEAD! I wanna Live, so I ride with caution & I KNOW the park,BUT NOT ENOUGH 2 GET COCKY.Drive like u wanna Live & Watch Others.B SAFE!
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Aug 11, 2010 at 11:22 AM
    I don't mean to be insensitive, YES it's tragic. I have read ALL 21 comments. These are my observations: 1. Few have addressed safety and training. 2. Speaking of safety: HELMET? Helmet? They protect OUR heads you KNOW? Again NOT mentioned ONCE in the 21 comments here. 3. There is a direct correlation between the number of head injuries and ATV fatal accidents. 4. A head injury is a serious business which should be our MAIN concern when considering an ATV purchase. 5. Supervision and common sense. I'll try to come back with solid statistics. Thank you
  • by Confused on Aug 10, 2010 at 08:20 PM
    This is tragic, and nothing will bring this young man back, however, you cannot blame the owner of this place, for what adults do, or what parents let their kids do. Bottom line push for regulations, liquor and atvs dont mix, not when you have small children around, or parents that dont insure the safety of their young riders, KNOW THEIR LIMITS,
  • by family friend Location: Archdale, NC on Aug 10, 2010 at 06:35 PM
    God called Dylan home, and he was laid to rest today. He knew how to ride a 4w. His uncle was with him, he had a helmet with a neck guard on it. It was dusty, he was behind the others that saw the end of the track, he didn't. He is from Archdale, Randolph county. Trinity High School and the FFA will miss him. Maybe people should be made to see the lay out first, and maybe an age limit inforced. His family is heartbroken to loose this sweet young man.
  • by douglas Location: pleasant garden,n.c. on Aug 10, 2010 at 04:22 PM
    Morn for the family. It's bad to lose a son or daughter for any reason. But don't forget that he was doing something that he loved to do and he and his family new the risk involved with ATV's...Yet almost everyone owns one.Their not legal to be on the public roads,yet folks run them up and down public streets regularly endangering their neighbors and other motorist for like of somewhere legal to ride and try stunts ect.. Uwharrie National Forest is a goverment run local that allows atv's and 4x4 trucks to roam the many acres of mountianous forest.Risky driving there accounts for many accidents also.Face it, theres no safe motor bike.Without the challange of hills and ruts and swamps atv's and 4x4's would be boring.The owner of this place is mearly supplying a place to ride these off road machines, and cant babysit you'r kids twentyfour seven..Thats the parents place to do that.And the opperators place to watch out for himself and others around him or her.
  • by Ride to Live ~ Live to Ride Location: Martin County on Aug 10, 2010 at 03:56 PM
    ATV's don't kill people, the people riding them cause the accidents. The most experience riders can lose control. As for closing Busco down I am sure if you research the issue you will find more people are killed riding else where than here.
  • by Larry Location: Kinston on Aug 10, 2010 at 03:22 PM
    I used to go there at least twice a week. People need to understand that Busco can be very dangerous if your not familiar with it. When you go there don't be hot doggin up a sand hill and not know how steep the drop off is on the other side. Don't hold the throttle wide open going through the trails without knowing if there's a huge hole around the next corner or not Take your time and learn that place first because if you dont this kind of tragedy is what you end up with every time.
  • by SassyMom Location: ENC on Aug 10, 2010 at 08:42 AM
    To answer a question from ATV Rider: No, there are no night riding regulation in place. Once you enter the gates, it's an "anything goes" attitude, "Ride at your own risk." And that's the choice people have to make. Like I said in my previous post, I went almost, if not every, weekend. It was a decent place to go at one time. Now, it's just gotten TOO big and virtually untouchable by any ATV laws. They "post" that helmets have to be worn, but don't enforce it. They post "no alcohol" but don't enforce it. I'm not saying shut the place down, but REGULATE it. Too many fatalities have happened there.
  • by JOAN Location: GOLDSBORO on Aug 10, 2010 at 08:28 AM
    THIS PLACE SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE GETTING KILLED THERE THIS IS THE SECOND ONE IN THE LAST 2 MONTHS WHAT IS IT GONNA TAKE TO SHUT IT DOWN....
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