A 9-year-old boy from Oak Grove, Minn., died Friday night in a dirt biking accident.
The boy was identified as Nick Engel by the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. His father, Robert Engler, is the Oak Grove Assistant Fire Chief, WCCO said.
Police said Nick went out on his motocross bike just before 7 p.m. Friday in Oak Grove when his friends momentarily went inside. When they came back out, Nick owa on the ground without a pulse, WCCO said.
An autopsy report has not yet been released but police said it appears that he died of head injuries despite his helmet, the Star Tribune said.
An emergency helicopter was called, but the boy was pronounced dead before it arrived,WCCO said.