Teen dies in Cottage Grove dirt bike crash

Girl shot with arrow now recovering at home

A Cottage Grove teenager has died in a dirt bike crash.

The incident happened at about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 4500 block of Myer Road, near County Road BB and County Highway N.

Cottage Grove Police Chief Chris Hughes said the 15-year-old boy was trying a trick maneuver on the dirt bike, which caused the bike to go airborne. He said the teen lost control of the bike and hit a tree.

The teen was wearing a helmet and protective gear, but he died as Med Flight was taking him to a local hospital.

Grief counselors spent Thursday at Monona Grove High School, where the teen attended classes.