Around 8 PM Friday evening, a 21-year-old male was riding a four-wheeler on a trail at Busco Beach in Wayne County. The vehicle was being driven on an uneven trail which caused the ATV to pitch upwards onto the rear wheels. The individual operating the ATV was thrown backward, causing him to strike his head on the vehicle. The individual was wearing head protection at the time of the accident but died at the scene from his injuries. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol was notified of the incident, responded, and investigated the crash. The name of the victim is not being released at this time pending next of kin notification.