ATV Accident Seriously Injures Teen

A Johnston County teenager was seriously injured after his all terrain vehicle (ATV) overturned Monday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded to the accident which was on private property in the 800 block of Highway 39 North of Selma.

Authorities said 19 year-old Julio Alvarez Jr. of Selma was riding his Kawasaki ATV when it overturned. Alvarez sustained a severe laceration to his leg and was rushed to the hospital for treatment. The injuries were not life threatening.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate. Authorities announced Tuesday that no charges would be filed.