Crown Point teen dies in fatal dirt bike accident

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Indiana Conservation officers are investigating a fatal dirt bike accident in Lake County.

The accident occurred on Saturday at around 6:45 p.m.

Matthew Soper, 16, was riding a dirt bike on property in Leroy that he wasn’t familiar with. He ended up flying off his bike and landed on a fence post.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene. Crews quickly transported Soper to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point, where he was pronounced dead.

Soper was with three other juveniles at the time of the accident. None of them suffered any injuries.

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