PALO CEDRO, Calif. - The Shasta County Sheriff's Office has identified the 16-year-old boy killed Friday in a dirt bike crash as Tyler Skeete of Redding.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Skeete and another teen were riding dirt bikes on private property in the area of Old Highway 44 and Stillwater when they collided head-on. Both teens suffered major injuries and were taken to a local hospital.
Skeete was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Officials said both Skeete and the other teen involved were wearing protective gear at the time of the crash.