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ROWANCOUNTY N.C -- An accident in Rowan County claims the life of a 7-year-old year and leaves another child in the hospital.

The sheriff's office tells NBC Charlotte that the boys were riding an ATV off of Country Hill Drive Thursday afternoon when it flipped.

The 7-year-old died instantly at the scene and an 11 year-old who was on the back was seriously injured. He was flown to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.

There is no word on his condition.

The Rowan County Sheriff's office is continuing their investigation.

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