Teen dead after pickup truck vs. dirt bike crash


A 13-year-old Modoc County teenager has died after being struck by a truck while riding a dirt bike Sunday evening around 5 p.m.

Officials said Yreka Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from an unincorporated area of Modoc County around 5:08 p.m. regarding a traffic collision involving a pickup truck vs. a dirt bike.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a 27-year-old Modoc County resident was driving a 2010 Dodge Ram pickup truck on private property and turned onto a private dirt road. The dirt bike, a 2007 Honda, was driven by a 13-year-old Modoc County resident on the private road, when the collision occurred.

Reports said witnesses immediately began CPR on the 13-year-old rider until paramedics arrived. The paramedics continued patient care as he was transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

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