Teen Killed in Guilford Dirt Bike Accident

An 18-year-old was killed in a dirt bike crash in Guilford Thursday, according to police.

Police said they responded to Lanes Pond Road around 2:18 p.m. and found the victim suffering serious injuries. He was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim has not been publicly identified.

The Guilford Police Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating. Police said initial investigation revealed the victim was riding his dirt bike on Lanes Pond Road near the intersection of Beaver Head Road. Police believe he struck metal gate meant to prevent access to the area.

The investigation is ongoing.

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