• Fayette Co. family loses battle for permanent memorial for boy, 14, killed in ATV crash

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    FAYETTE COUNTY, Pa. - A Fayette County family said they lost a battle to install a permanent memorial in honor of a 14-year-old killed in an ATV accident.

    Brandon Murphy died three years ago in a crash in North Fayette Township.

    The Murphy family built a makeshift memorial at the site, but was asked to move the memorial because of a construction project.

    The Murphy's said they were told they could build the memorial at another site, but the North Fayette County Municipal Authority voted against the plan.

    "It's all done and over with, after months and months of fighting and waiting and doing our part of everything we could to get the memorial for Brandon," said family member Ashley Watson.

    The solicitor for the municipal authority said the plan was rejected because of liability issues.

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