Teen dies in motorbike street race


A 15-year-old was killed when he lost control of his motorbike during an illegal street race in Jomtien Beach.

Kithipan Homchan was pronounced dead at the scene of the Dec. 30 wreck on Jomtien Second Road. Police arrived around 1:30 a.m. to find his Honda Click completely destroyed and the teen lying in a pool of blood.

His 16-year-old race opponent said the two were flying down the road and Kithipan pulled out in front, but lost control of the bike and crashed, smashing his head.