BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
UPDATE @ 5:14 PM — The dead dirt bike driver was 13 years old, according to police.
BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A man is dead following a traffic stop in Boynton Beach. Police apparently tried to stop a dirt biker driving recklessly when the driver crashed.
From police: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of a young person who was operating a dirt bike this afternoon.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the dirt bike operator was observed driving recklessly on Boynton Beach Boulevard. Officers attempted a traffic stop, and the dirt bike went down in the 800 block of North Federal Highway.
“Our hearts go out to the family members of this young person, and they can trust that we and our law enforcement partners will be conducting a series of thorough and meticulous investigations into the circumstances of what occurred,” Boynton Beach Police Chief Michael G. Gregory said.
The officer involved will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigations, per department policy.
We will be able to provide updated information about the dirt bike operator once we have confirmed proper notification of next of kin.
We ask that anyone with information call us at 561-732-8116 or submit information via our website, http://www.bbpd.org.”
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