Second teen dies after Box Elder Co. motorcycle crash
CORINNE, Utah — Two teenage boys have died and another was injured Sunday night in a head-on motorcycle crash in Box Elder County.
According to a statement from the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened on a farm access road between two corn fields shortly before 9 p.m.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they found three boys, ages 14, 15 and 16, had been riding two dirt bikes when they crashed into each other.
Neither dirt bike was equipped with lighting, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
“The 14 and 15 year old males were driving and the 16 year old was a passenger. The motorcycles were traveling in opposite directions on the same road at an undetermined speed and collided head on or near head on. All were ejected,” the statement said.
Deputies found evidence that only two of the three boys were wearing helmets when they crashed. The 15-year-old boy died at the scene and the other two were taken by helicopter to local hospitals, the statement said.
The 14-year-old, who was flown to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, died shortly after his arrival at the hospital.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, parent and grandparents of the victims were at the scene.
“There was no immediate evidence of impairment at this point in the investigation,” the statement said.