Monday, May 20

Boy, 12, dies after dirt bike crash in Palm City

An 11-year-old boy died Friday night after a crash involving a dirt bike in Palm City, officials said Monday.

Martin County Fire Rescue just before 6 p.m. responded to the 5600 block of Southwest Woodham Street, spokesman Cory Pippin told WPTV.

The unidentified boy was taken to Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital in Stuart with life-threatening injuries.

He died at 7:01 p.m. at the hospital, Martin County Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Christine Christofek told WPTV.

The case is being handled by the Florida Highway Patrol, which hadn’t responded to an inquiry from WPTV.

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