Girl, 10, killed after collision


A 10-year-old female from Lubbock, Texas, was killed on June 6 after colliding with a pickup truck while on a dirt bike.

According to a press release from the Colorado State Patrol, at approximately 5:30 p.m. on June 6, troopers were called to investigate a fatal crash at the intersection of Forest Service Road 631 and Forest Service Road 640.

“Initial reports indicate a 10-year-old female child wearing a helmet and protective gear was driving a dirt bike south on the Forest Service Road 640 when she drove through a stop sign and failed to negotiate a sharp turn onto the eastbound lane of Forest Service Road 631,” the press release states. “A Toyota Tacoma driven by an 18-year-old male on Forest Service Road 631 collided with the dirt bike.”

According to the press release, bystanders performed lifesaving measures, which were continued by EMS personnel upon their arrive, but the 10-year-old “succumbed to her injuries before transport.”

It adds the driver of the Tacoma was unhurt and remained at the site of the crash.

“Colorado State Patrol will be investigating this crash, and will have more information as the investigation continues,” the press release states.