WAREHAM (CBS) – A 13-year-old girl was killed when she lost control and crashed while making a jump on a dirt bike at a track in Wareham.
It happened at Wareham MX Park on Cranberry Highway Monday afternoon.
The Plymouth District Attorney said Ava Pioppi of Carver was riding her bike south on the track and lost control after landing a jump. She swerved into oncoming traffic and collided with a man on another bike.
Pioppi was rushed to Tobey Hospital where she died. The man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
The track will be closed until further notice.
“We had a tragic accident today and need time pray for the family’s involved. We will let everyone (know) when we will open again. Please understand and be patient the motocross family needs to stick together and stay strong thank you everyone for the support,” Wareham MX Park posted on its Facebook page.
Pioppi was a student at Rising Tide Charter Public School in Plymouth.
“We have lost one of our Rising Tide family members, and we are grieving this loss as a school community. Our hearts are with the Pioppi family,” Head of School Michael O’Keefe said in a statement.