CANTERBURY, N.H. (AP) — A dirt bike rider was killed and another one was seriously hurt when the two collided in a field on their family’s property, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said,

Witnesses said the victim, a 20-year-old man, and his 21-year-old riding partner were riding in opposite directions in Canterbury when they collided on Sunday. Two other family members rendered first aid and called 911.

Both men were wearing protective gear, including helmets and eye protection. The victim died at the scene; the other rider was taken to the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries, Fish and Game conservation officers said.

The crash is still under investigation, but officers said it appears the cause was speed and inattention by both riders. Their names were not released.

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