BELLEVILLE — Police have confirmed a tragic dirt bike crash in which a 13-year-old township boy died.

Belleville police officers responded on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to the intersection of Joralemon Street and Garden Avenue.

The teen, whose identity has not been disclosed, lost control of the dirt bike and hit a utility pole, according to law enforcement.

He was unresponsive at the scene and taken to Clara Maass Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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