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10-year-old boy killed in Eagle Mountain dirt bike crash identified

10-year-old boy killed in Eagle Mountain dirt bike crash identified

(Utah County Sheriff's Office)

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EAGLE MOUNTAIN — A 10-year-old boy died after suffering "extremely critical injuries" in an off-road motorcycle crash on Tuesday, Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon confirmed.

The young boy, identified on Wednesday as Traygen Shane Johnson, was eastbound on Golden Eagle Road about 12:45 p.m. when he hit a curb, lost control of the dirt bike and crashed into a tree, Cannon said.

Bystanders called 911 and administered CPR to the unconscious boy, who also had no pulse.

When deputies and paramedics arrived, they continued trying to resuscitate the boy.

Medics pronounced the young boy dead after determining his injuries were too severe. The boy wore a helmet but suffered extensive injuries to his upper body.

His body was taken to a medical examiner’s office in Taylorsville, Cannon said.

Officials originally reported that Johnson was 9 years old but later said he was 10.

A GoFundMe* account was set up to help cover the young boy's funeral expenses.

* does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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Lauren Bennett is a reporter with who covers Utah’s religious community and the growing tech sector in the Beehive State.


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