KIMBOLTON -- A Cambridge teen died Sunday (Sept. 29) afternoon as the result of injuries she sustained in a dirt bike crash at a Plainfield Road property in northern Guernsey County.
Rachel Drotovick, 14, was pronounced dead at Southeastern Med following the accident at approximately 3:50 p.m.
Drotovick was riding the dirt bike with a second female when the accident occurred, according to Guernsey County Sheriff Mike McCauley. It was not known as of press time if the other rider was injured.
The accident reportedly occurred at the home of the second female rider.
According to records at the sheriff's office, a 911 caller at 3:51 p.m. reported the accident, advising a dirt bike had struck a tree and a female, later identified as Drotovick, was not breathing.
United Ambulance along with first responders and firefighters from the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene.
Individuals at the residence were reportedly administering CPR when medical personnel arrived.
At 3:57 p.m., a MedFlight medical helicopter was requested at the scene. The sheriff's dispatcher advised the estimated time of flight to the scene was 15 minutes.
Reports did not indicate if Miss Drotovick was taken to Southeastern Med by the medical helicopter or United Ambulance.
She was reportedly not wearing a helmet.
According to McCauley, one of the female riders was believed to have been teaching the other how to operate the dirt bike. Excessive speed was possibly a factor in the accident.
No additional information regarding the accident was available as of press time Monday.
Miss Drotovick was reportedly a freshman at Cambridge High School.