ALTOONA, Fla. – A 13-year-old Altoona boy was struck and killed Thursday afternoon while riding his bicycle in Lake County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The fatal crash happened around 5:10 p.m. on State Road 19 near Shockley Trail in Altoona.
The FHP said the boy was riding south on the paved shoulder of S.R. 19 when he veered into the road for an unknown reason and was struck by a southbound Ford F-250 pickup truck.
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, according to an FHP crash report.
The driver, a 33-year-old Oxford, Florida, man, remained at the scene, the FHP said. He was not injured.
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No other details have been released.
An investigation is ongoing.
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