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WA motocross club mourns teen
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A motorcycle club south of Perth has closed its track for several weeks out of respect for a teenager who died after smashing into a front end loader during a stunt.

Michael Conley, 18, had just done a table top jump on his off-road motorcycle at Bunbury Motorcycle Club on Friday when he hit the front end loader, which was being used for maintenance and repair on the course.

Other riders, club officials and paramedics tried to revive the Donnybrook teen, but he died shortly after the accident.

On its Facebook page, the club offered condolences to Mr Conley's family and friends.

"The Bunbury Motorcycle Club has decided out of respect for this young man that the track will be closed for several weeks and this week's club round will be cancelled," president Ian Scarlett wrote.

"To all our members, we ask that you be patient as we go through the most saddest and difficult time in our club history," he wrote.

Police are investigating the death, which is not counted in official public holiday road toll figures as it was off-road.


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