The driver of a car that collided with a dirt bike Tuesday afternoon, killing the teenager on the bike, lost control while going around a curve and slid sideways into the bike, police said.
Cpl. Willie Johnson, with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, declined to identify the driver of the car because he is 17 years old.
The boy on the dirt bike, Michael Travis Gault, 14, of Hedgesville, W.Va, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet, Johnson said.