UPDATE: Police Identify Dirt Bike Operator Killed in Dexter Crash 

John Krinjak

A Ripley man was killed in a crash involving a car and a dirt bike in Dexter Saturday night.

Dexter police say 19 year old John Russell was operating a dirt bike traveling south on Route 23 around 10:00 PM when it veered into the northbound lane and struck a car head on.

Russell died at the scene.

Two female passengers of the car suffered non-life-threatening injuries. They were treated and released from Mayo Regional Hospital.

The male driver of the car was not injured. All the occupants of the car are from Garland.

A reconstruction team has been working the scene to help determine the exact cause.

We’re told Russell was wearing a helmet but did not have a light on his bike.

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