7-year-old boy dies in ATV accident

- Catawba County deputies are investigating after they say a young boy died in an ATV accident just before 6 p.m. on Friday.

The 7-year-old boy was riding with an adult male on Golden Apple Way in Conover when the ATV overturned.

The boy has been identified as Travis Belton.

Officials say Travis sustained serious head trauma and later died at the hospital after being transported by EMS.

Deputies say alcohol was not involved as the incident was purely accidental.

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