Coroner identifies dirt bike rider killed in crash on Youngstown’s south side

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The dirt bike was not allowed to be driven on the road

Editor’s note: Police have informed us the bike was, in fact, a dirt bike — not a motorcycle.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A person riding a dirt bike was killed in a crash with a city garbage truck in Youngstown Tuesday morning.

The crash happened around 9 a.m.

Police said the dirt bike was headed north on Erie Street and the garbage truck was west on E. Judson Avenue when the crash happened. The dirt bike ran into the garbage truck.

The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office identified the dirt bike rider as 33-year-old Brandon Larsen.

The unregistered dirt bike was not allowed to be driven on the road. It did not have a license plate.

Larsen was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown but died a short time later.

The driver of the garbage truck was not hurt.

At this point, no charges have been filed pending the results of the autopsy. The crash remains under investigation.

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