LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) – Grief counselors were on hand Tuesday to help classmates of a 13-year-old Londonderry boy who was killed in a motorcycle racing crash in West Virginia during the holiday weekend.

Alex Lyskawa was racing at the Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia on Monday when police say he struck another driver’s cycle, and both were thrown to the ground.

The teenager then was run over by a third motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene of massive head and neck trauma.

Lyskawa was a seventh-grader at Nashua Catholic Regional High School. A memory wall was being built in the school’s gymnasium in his honor and a memorial service was held Tuesday.

Grief counselors were available at Londonderry Middle School, where the teen attended last year.

His parents said motorcycle racing was a passion.

“When the crash occurred, I went right over there and I was there for most of the aftermath,” said his father, Bruce Lyskawa. “They wouldn’t let me on the track initially. I was just counting riders and downed bikes and there’s a sheet over one rider and it was hard to not want to just, you know, bully your way out there.”

He said he and his son had discussed crashes. “Everybody generally walks away from them, but this one was a freaky one that took his life.”


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