14-year-old killed in hit-and-run crash involving ATV identified

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PLYMOUTH (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A young teenager was killed in a hit-and-run  ATV crash in Plymouth.

The crash happened around 2 p.m. Sunday near a cranberry bog on Darby Station Road. The 14-year-old victim, James Ward Jr., of Plymouth, was riding an ATV when he was hit by someone on a dirt bike and killed.
    
Police say the 40-year-old dirt bike rider took off, prompting an air and ground search.

According to Massachusetts state law, it's legal for 14 to 16-year-olds to ride ATVs as long as they are supervised by an adult and have undergone safety training. It's unclear if Ward, who was a Plymouth North High School student, met both of those provisions.
    
Police say they have identified the person who hit the boy, but so far, that individual has not been arrested or charged because police say the investigation is still underway.