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A teenage motocross rider has died from injuries sustained in a crash at the Auckland championships over the weekend.

Nick Adams, 16, was riding at the Harrisville MX track at Tuakau on Saturday when he crashed his Yamaha YZ125.

A post shared on multiple motocross clubs’ Facebook pages on behalf of his family said Adams died about 8.30am on Sunday “from complications following a bi-lateral femur fracture”.

Nick Adams 912 sadly passed away at approximately 8:30am on Sunday 24th of February from complications following a…

Posted by Patetonga MX on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

His funeral will be held on Saturday at the track in what the family said would be a “fantastic celebration of his short life”.

A current Waiuku College student, his school wrote on Facebook “we have lost one of our special twins and our heart goes out to brother Nate for his significant loss”.

His former school, Glenbrook School, posted online that Adams was “an absolutely beautiful young person, whose sense of humour, kindness, empathy and cheekiness has been taken too soon”.

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