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A day at church camp turns tragic

Jun 23, 2011 6:22:00 AM - thestate.com
It was the end of a long, hot day spent volunteering in one of Charlotte's low-income neighborhoods, and Evan Wolfe and his friends wanted to have some fun.

So as a powerful thunderstorm approached Matthews' Christ Covenant Church late Tuesday, 15-year-old Evan and some buddies laid on a driveway and watched the lightning above.

Moments later, with rain now falling in sheets, 43-year-old church volunteer Patrick Keaton pulled into the driveway in an all-terrain vehicle. Everyone but Evan apparently saw the vehicle's approaching lights and jumped up.

The ATV struck Evan, who died a short time later on the way to Carolinas Medical Center.

"It was just teenagers, horsing around as teenagers do," said Michael Ross, senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church. "But it turned tragic."

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