June 29, 1996 in Idaho

Cycle Hits Truck; 13-Year-Old Dies

Associated Press

A 13-year-old boy was killed and another seriously injured when the motorcycle they were illegally riding collided with a dump truck.

Authorities said Chase Baird of Idaho Falls was riding behind Travis Archibald when Archibald reportedly ran the stop sign at a county intersection west of Idaho Falls on Thursday and slammed into the truck.

The boys were riding an unregistered dirt bike with friends on two other motorcycles, officials said.

Police said Baird was dead at the scene. Although both boys were wearing helmets, sheriff’s deputies said the force of the collision knocked both of the youths’ helmets off.

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