Police ID teen killed in fatal dirt bike crash

Police have identified an 18-year-old man killed in a dirt bike crash in Northeast D.C. on Tuesday as Royal Garner, of Hyattsville.

A tractor-trailer was making a slow, wide right turn from Florida Avenue onto Eckington Place around 5 a.m. on Tuesday, when Garner swerved to avoid it on his motorcycle, police said.

Garner lost control of the bike and was run over by one of the truck’s rear tires, police said. Garner was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. No charges have been filed.

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