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KSML: 2 teens killed in Jyväskylä motorcycle crash

Police say the motocross bike was unregistered and did not have working lights.

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A police van in Jyväskylä (file photo). Image: Simo Pitkänen / Yle

Two teenage boys riding on a motocross bike died in a crash late Saturday in Jyväskylä, reports local paper Keskisuomalainen.

The motorcycle collided with a car just after 11pm in the Jyskä district, about 5km from the city centre. The man driving the car was not injured.

The car was turning onto Järveläntie when it was struck by the motorbike, coming from the direction of Vaajakoski. The motorcycle driver and passenger both died at the scene before the rescue squad arrived. They were both locals under the age of 18.

Detective Superintendent Timo Hänninen of the Central Finland Police Department told Keskisuomalainen, that the motocross-type motorcycle was unregistered and did not have working lights. Both boys were wearing helmets. According to preliminary information, intoxicants did not play a role in the accident.

The speed limit in the area is 40 kph, but the speeds of the vehicles is so far uncertain as there were no external eyewitnesses. But Hänninen says that the crash was intense as both vehicles were badly damaged.

Hänninen says that road conditions were good at the time, with no ice on the road and the street lights on.

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