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Owensboro teen hospitalized in Louisville after moped accident

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

An Owensboro teen is being treated for a traumatic head injury at Louisville hospital after crashing his moped.

Police say Matthew Payne was headed east on Seventh Street Wednesday when he lost control, hit the curb and flew off.

His uncle says Matthew wasn't wearing a helmet.

Thursday night, friends and family held a prayer service for Matthew at Legion Park

They say the park was one of Matthew's favorite hangouts.

Friends say they hope the accident will encourage more young people to wear helmets while riding mopeds.

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