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Huntington Residents Injured in Dirt Bike Crash, Operator Charged with OUI


HUNTINGTON, Mass. (WGGB) – Two Huntington residents are in the hospital after their dirt bike crashed.

Just after midnight Thursday, a trooper on patrol on Route 112 came across a dirt bike that had crashed near the roadway.

That trooper heard a voice off in the woods and found two people – 21-year-old Dakota Cornelius and 22-year-old Stefanie Maxwell, both of Huntington – who had been thrown from the bike and down an icy embankment to the bank of the Westfield River.

An investigation found that Cornelius had been allegedly operating the bike with no headlights and was doing so while impaired by alcohol.

Cornelius is facing a number of charges including operating under the influence of liquor causing serious bodily injury, operating a recreational vehicle under the influence of liquor, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Cornelius and Maxwell were taken to Baystate Medical Center with serious non-life threatening injuries.

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