17-year-old boy dies after stepping into traffic, being struck, Daytona Beach police say

Boy was riding scooter, stepped off of sidewalk, police say

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A 17-year-old boy died after stepping into traffic and being struck Friday in Daytona Beach, police said.

The crash was reported at 3:55 p.m. in the area of the intersection of Old Kings and Big Tree roads, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.

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Police said the boy was on a sidewalk, on a scooter, before he stepped off of the sidewalk and into traffic. He was taken to a hospital and assessed for serious injuries before he passed away, according to a statement.

An investigation of the fatal crash continues at time of writing.

No other details were shared.

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.

Note: Due to the information provided, this map depicts the general area of the fatal crash and not necessarily its exact location.

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