BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Boynton Beach police have reported one person was killed in a single-vehicle crash while attempting to initiate a traffic stop with a reckless driver.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of a young person who was operating a dirt bike this afternoon,” the department said in a statement on Sunday.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the dirt bike operator was observed driving recklessly on Boynton Beach Boulevard. Officers attempted a traffic stop, and the dirt bike went down in the 800 block of North Federal Highway.
“Our hearts go out to the family members of this young person, and they can trust that we and our law enforcement partners will be conducting a series of thorough and meticulous investigations into the circumstances of what occurred,” Boynton Beach Police Chief Michael G. Gregory said.
The officer involved will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigations, per department policy.