Juvenile killed in Rhode Island dirt bike crash

The victim has been identified as Jared Carpenter, who would have entered ninth grade in the fall.

SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say a juvenile has died in a dirt bike crash.

Scituate Police Chief Donald Delare Jr. confirmed the death Saturday but did not release the person’s name or share what caused the crash.

WPRI-TV reports that Carol Blanchette, superintendent of Scituate public schools, sent an email to parents and teachers identifying the victim as Jared Carpenter. She says he would have been in ninth-grade this fall.

Blanchette says counselors will be available in the middle school cafeteria on Monday.

Delare says the “town of Scituate is grieving this terrible loss of the young child.”

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