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Alexander County Teen Killed In Dirt Bike Collision

A teenager was killed in a dirt bike accident in Alexander County. The deceased is 13-year-old Skyler Alan Chapman of Taylorsville.

On Sunday (October 9), at approximately 4:05 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to Barrett Mountain Road. A dirt bike motorcycle was traveling south on Barrett Mountain Road, drove left of center, and collided head-on with a northbound 2016 Ford F350 pickup truck.

The driver of the dirt bike, Skylar Alan Chapman, was critically injured. He was treated by EMS and transported by medical helicopter to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem. He passed away as a result of his injuries on Monday morning (October 10).