PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – An 11-year-old Lutz boy was killed after being hit by a truck on Sunday in Pinellas County.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, a Dodge pickup truck towing a boat trailer was traveling northbound on US-19 in the outside lane, south of Grand Cypress Boulevard.
Troopers say the truck overtook slowing traffic and the driver took evasive action and traveled to the
east shoulder to avoid a collision.
Once on the shoulder, the truck collided with the 11-year-old Lutz boy on a bicycle who was riding northbound on the sidewalk adjacent to the roadway.
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Troopers say the boy was transported to a local hospital but later died from injuries suffered in the crash. The driver of the truck, a 21-year-old man, and his passenger, a 57-year-old man, both from Tampa, suffered no injuries in the crash.