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12-year-old boy on bike dies in collision with Fresh & Easy truck

May 26, 2013|By KTLA News and Los Angeles Times Staff

A 12-year-old boy riding his bike was struck and killed by a large truck on Saturday night in Simi Valley.

Police arrived on the scene at Alamo and Tapo Streets, just before 8 p.m. and were searching for clues as to what caused the crash.

A large truck belonging to the grocery store chain Fresh & Easy could be seen near to the child’s mangled bike.

The truck was believed to be pulling out of a nearby store parking lot when it struck the child, Lt. Stephanie Shannon told KTLA-TV Channel 5.

“It’s a tragic accident,” Shannon told the Ventura County Star.

The young victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been riding his bike with an 8-year-old friend, who was not injured.

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