ATV ride to honor teen

July 16, 2008 7:33:56 PM PDT
Hundreds turned out for the funeral of a teenager killed in an ATV accident.Friends and family said goodbye and then took a memory ride in honor of 16-year-old Trevor Guess.

"He never met a stranger, he was always there for everybody," Trevor's parents Tracy and Janet Guess said.

Trevor Guess was a football star at Granville Central High, a baseball standout and an avid ATV rider.

"He had 400s and he loved getting on mine He just felt like the world, it was everything to him. He didn't care about much of anything else; it was football, baseball and racing." Trevor's friend Mike O'Quinn said.

"He just had a love for this sport. He's always had a passion for riding four-wheelers and this was his dream. He wanted to be a professional rider," Trevor's parents said.

But that dream was tragically cut short over the weekend when Trevor died from injuries sustained during a professional race.

"Every precaution was taken, it was just a bad accident," his parents said.

"I mean it's hard to lose a young kid, there's always a risk that something could go wrong," Trevor's friend Garrett Jackson added.

Dozens of riders from across the country, including Trevor's twin brother, lined up in Creedmoor Wednesday for the chance to follow Trevor's casket to its final resting place.

"He lived his life to the fullest. He actually lived his dreams until the day he was born until this tragic accident," his parents said.

To honor Trevor's memory, his family has established North Carolina's first ATV memorial fund in hopes of helping other families who've lost loved ones in ATV accidents.


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