Teen dies after mini-bike crash in Reno

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RENO, NV (KOLO) SATURDAY UPDATE:The Reno Police Department said the 14-year-old boy did not survive the crash and died early Saturday at the hospital.

"The Reno Police Department would like to remind the public that the operation of any motorcycle/scooter/mini-bike requires a valid class C drivers license if it is being operated on the city streets," police said in a statement. "Although a helmet is only required if the engine is over 50 cc's (cubic centimeters) it is highly encouraged to always wear a helmet regardless of the size of the motorcycle/scooter/mini-bike. "

ORIGINAL STORY: Reno Police say a 14-year-old boy is in a hospital with critical injuries after his mini bike crashed with a car.

The accident happened Friday, May 10, 2019 around 7 p.m. at the intersection of Yori and Bresson Avenues. Officers say when they arrived, the boy was down on the sidewalk. He was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives tell us the teen was heading north on Yori and failed to stop at the stop sign and hit the vehicle that had the right of way. We're told alcohol is not a factor in the crash and the driver of the vehicle stayed on scene.

Witnesses tell police the teen was riding recklessly in the area throughout the evening. If you have any information please call the Reno Police Traffic Office at 775-334-2141.

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