A 16-year-old Sanford boy was killed Tuesday night when the dirt bike he was riding struck the side of a car turning into the Acton Trading Post parking lot.

Police say Aric J. Davis of Sanford was operating a 2005 Kawasaki dirt bike south on Route 109 toward Shapleigh when the crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. Davis hit the side of a 2005 Jeep Cherokee driven by 39-year-old Kelly Bshara of Shapleigh as she made a left turn into a parking lot.

Davis was pronounced dead at the scene, according to York County Sheriff Bill King.

Wreckage of the motorcycle after the fatal collision on Route 109 in Acton. York County Sheriff’s Department photo

The crash is being reconstructed by sheriff’s deputies and remains under investigation.

Sanford school officials notified parents early Wednesday that a junior at the high school had died, but did not provide his name because it had not been released by police. Sanford High School is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday for students and staff to meet with counselors in the gymnasium.

A candlelight vigil in Davis’ honor is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Friendship Park on Sam Page Road in Acton.

The Jeep Cherokee in the collision shows damage where it was struck. York County Sheriff’s Office photo

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