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Published: Friday, 6/16/2006

Dirt-bike crash in Hillsdale County kills 14-year-old

CAMDEN, Mich. - A 14-year-old boy was killed Wednesday when he lost control of his dirt bike on West Merry Lake Drive north of Roberts Court in Hillsdale County's Amboy Township, Hillsdale County sheriff's deputies said.

John Richard Stump of Martin, Tenn., was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said.

Young Stump, who was visiting family who live along Merry Lake, was driving the dirt bike south on Merry Lake Drive at about 3 p.m. when he lost control rounding a curve, went off the east side of the road, and struck a driveway culvert, deputies said.

Young Stump, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the dirt bike, deputies said.

The dirt bike came to rest in the yard at 14661 Roberts Ct.

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