A 13-year-old Florida boy died Sunday after crashing his dirt bike while police attempted to pull him over.
The young teenager was "driving recklessly" on Boynton Beach Boulevard, the Boynton Beach Police Department said in a statement.
When authorities tried to pull him over, the boy crashed, according to a report.
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"I can't say how difficult it is to think of a loss of someone as young as 13 years old with such a bright future ahead of them," said Boynton Beach Police Chief Michael Gregory. "I know that our community is upset. I know there is a lot of emotion."
A "thorough and conclusive investigation" will be conducted into the incident, according to Gregory.
"Our hearts go out to the family members of this young person, and they can trust that we and our law enforcement partners will be conducting a series of thorough and meticulous investigations into the circumstances of what occurred," authorities said in a written statement to the community.
The Florida Highway Patrol and Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office will investigate the incident, Gregory said.
When the investigation is concluded, an internal investigation within the Boynton Beach Police will determine if any violations of policy occurred, Gregory continued.
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The officer who attempted to pull the teenager over has been placed on administrative leave, he noted.