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Teen killed in Boynton Beach dirt bike crash at fault

The Florida Highway Patrol investigation determined the 13-year-old dirt bike driver who died during an attempted traffic stop in Boynton Beach was at fault.

No charges will be filed in the incident because Stanley Davis III died, according to the investigation report.

The crash happened after Davis was driving at 85 mph and was “unlawfully fleeing an attempted traffic stop initiated by a Boynton Beach police officer. There was no physical contact between the police officer’s vehicle and the motorcycle,” according to the report.

The Boynton Beach Police Department will now begin an internal affairs investigation, according to its public information officer. There will be no updates given during the course of the investigation.

WPBF 25 News reached out to the family’s lawyer, Attorney Ben Crump, and is waiting to hear back at this time.

Surveillance video shows the moments before the attempted traffic stop on Dec. 26.

Surveillance video shows the teen filling up his dirt bike with gas, paying for the gas and then quickly driving away as police came into the gas station parking area.

Troopers said the teen was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 1 near Northeast Eighth Avenue when he hit the median curb, was ejected and hit a sign located in the median. He died at the scene.

“Our hearts go out to the family members of this young person, and they can trust that we and our law enforcement partners will be conducting a series of thorough and meticulous investigations into the circumstances of what occurred,” Boynton Beach police Chief Michael Gregory said.

Hundreds of people gathered one day later at a vigil for Davis and his family.

Gregory and a Florida Highway Patrol sergeant each shared statements the night of the crash, but neither took questions.