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Newfoundland teen killed in dirt bike crash with pickup truck: RCMP

An RCMP cruiser is seen in this undated file photograph.
An RCMP cruiser is seen in this undated file photograph. Alexander Quon/Global News

A Newfoundland teen was killed in a head-on collision with a pickup truck on Tuesday.

Clarenville RCMP say the teen was riding a dirt bike on a road in Burgoynes Cove when the collision happened at approximately 4:40 p.m.

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Police say the child and the truck driver were travelling towards one another on the dirt road, and both were rounding a turn on a hill just before the crash.

The child, who police say was wearing a helmet and other protective gear, was later pronounced dead at a hospital in Clarenville.

A collision reconstruction expert and traffic services have visited the scene as part of the ongoing investigation.

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Police say the investigation suggests the dirt biker was in the truck’s path when the crash happened, and they are asking off-road vehicle users to take precautions when riding.

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