UPDATE: 7:40 p.m. Aug. 25: The Clay County community is mourning the loss of 10-year-old Riggs Carter after he died in a ATV crash.
One local business is trying to help the family during their time of need.
Rockin S Dairy Bar at the three-way in Clay, WV has been open for three weeks and is already impacting the community by holding a fundraiser to help Carter’s family.
All proceeds raised through the sale of hotdogs and funnel cakes will be donated to cover funeral expenses.
Owner, Josh Sark said, “just a sudden detrimental change in their life, we just want to help in any way we can.”
The Sark family considers Riggs one of their own.
“When you have kids and they have friends, they become your son also and all of Braydon’s friends are like our kids, so it’s been very hard for us and especially hard for Braydon,” said Amanda Sark.
Hard because Amanda said Braydon and Riggs were two peas in a pod.
11-year-old Braydon said, “I own a farm and he owns a farm too and we both own cows, so basically we have the same personality, we like driving the tractors and stuff.”
It’s tough to lose a friend, especially at such a young age, but Braydon is holding on to the memories that will stay with him for life.
“He was like a brother to me,” said Braydon.
CLAY COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – A 10-year-old boy has died in an ATV crash.
West Virginia State Police say Riggs Carter was found by his father Jeremy Carter around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 near Walker Creek Road in the Nebo area of northern Clay County.
Troopers say the ATV was flipped over in a field with the boy pinned underneath.
The boy’s father told police Carter had left on the ATV around 8:30 p.m. the night before to travel across the road to stay with his grandparents.
No foul play is suspected in this incident. The investigation is ongoing.