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Teen Dies Riding Stolen Motorcycle in Boca Raton

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Jean Silva, 18, died near the intersection of Palmetto Park and Powerline Road.

UPDATE: December 5, 2012: We have learned that at the time of his death, area police departments had received information that DaSilva was stealing motorcycles out of Broward County. The investigation continues.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A teenager driving like a maniac on Palmetto Park Road died when he “popped a wheelie” police say and fell from his stolen motorcycle near the intersection of Powerline Road.

Jean DaSliva, 18, was rushed to Delray Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says DaSilva was “traveling at a high rate of speed” when he lifted the front wheel. “When the rider set the front wheel down,” police say, “the motorcycle began to wobble. The rider lost control of the vehicle and it overturned.”

It is unclear how DaSliva came into possession of a motorcycle that police have identified as stolen.

 

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