Two teens killed in dirt bike crash on New Year’s Eve

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CORINNE, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a second teenager has died from a New Years’ Eve crash where two dirt bikes collided head-on.

The Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office says a 14-year-old riding a dirt bike died after he arrived at a Salt Lake City hospital. A 15-year-old riding on another bike died at the scene.

A 16-year-old passenger on one of the bikes was hospitalized in stable condition.

Deputies say the three teens were riding the bikes on a farm access road in the northern Utah city of Corinne on Sunday night. Two teens were on one bike and the third teen was on another bike when both bikes hit head-on. At least two of the teens were wearing helmets. The motorcycles don’t have lights.

The sheriff’s office did not have additional details on the teens but say there was no immediate evidence that the boys were impaired at the time of the crash.

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  • mmsandie January 2, 2018 at 8:46 am

    When 8 watch north woods law on tv coming from Maine. You can’t ride alone on a bike under age 18. You need an adult.. all these boys were too young to be riding alone, but then again how head on if they were riding together.. but I know a lot of people living up north who buy little bikes. For 4 yr olds, which shouldn’t,t be Allowed either..

    • Jimmym January 2, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      Are you claiming that minors are required to have an adult on the dirt bike with them? This seems awfully dangerous, as dirt bikes are not designed to hold a passenger.

      FWIW, I’ve experienced many 12 year old dirt bikers that are much more responsible than many “adults” driving one ton vehicles around this country.

  • Who January 2, 2018 at 10:18 am

    MM, Are you serious?

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