12 Year-Old Killed In ATV Accident

Benjamin-D.-StaffordThe Highway Patrol announced Friday that no charges will be filed in connection with an ATV accident that claimed the life of a young boy.

Twelve year-old Benjamin D. Stafford of Broadway was riding his ATV Thursday near McNeil Mill Road in Harnett County. His father began searching for him around 6:00pm after he did not return home.

As a result of a wreck, Benjamin was located near a creek.  He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

Troopers said they consulted with the district attorney’s office before determining no charges would be filed.