LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The Clark County Coroner has ruled an east Las Vegas teen’s death on a bike trail last summer as “an accident.”

Angel Naranjo, 16, was riding a mini-bike at the Las Vegas Wash trail when he hit a cable tied to a fence pole. He fell and later died of his injuries.

On Monday, the Clark County Coroner confirmed to FOX5 that Naranjo’s death was determined to be “an accident.” Naranjo’s death was further determined to be caused by blunt-force injuries to the head and neck.

“Based on witness interviews and evidence at the scene, a cable was tied to a fence post on the pathway where Angel was riding his minibike. That cable was slack and resting on the ground. It was not strung taut across the pathway,” police told FOX5.

During the incident, police detemined that Angel’s minibike went over the cable, and it appears it then snapped up and struck him in the neck.

“The preliminary investigation points to this being a tragic and unfortunate accident,” police reported.


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