Criminal Justice

Crown Point Teen Dies In Dirt Bike Accident

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Indiana Conservation Officers say a 16-year-old Crown Point boy died Saturday evening when he crashed his dirt bike on property in the Leroy area in Winfield Township.  Matthew Soper died from internal injuries he suffered when his bike became airborne and landed in a fence post.  Soper was with three other youths riding on the property and investigators say he was not familiar with the terrain.  He was taken to St. Anthony’s hospital in Crown Point after the accident, where he was pronounced dead. The accident is still under investigation by Lake County Sheriff;s police, Crown Point Police officers and the DNR.


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