Wadsworth Middle School student killed in fatal crash, police say
WADSWORTH, Ohio (WOIO) - A Wadsworth Middle School student was killed after the student was struck by a vehicle while riding their bike on Friday afternoon, according to Wadsworth Police Department.
Police say that officers received a report around 2:40 p.m., for a crash involving a motor vehicle and a bicyclist on Silvercreek Road near Longbrook Drive.
Troopers say a 13-year-old was riding his bike on the sidewalks of Longbrook.
A 2018 Ford Transit was driving westbound on Lonbrook Drive, troopers say.
The bicyclist did not stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Longbrook Drive and Silvercreek Road, troopers say.
The Ford Transit van made a left turn and struck the 13-year-old on the bike, troopers say.
The juvenile bicyclist was identified as a seventh grader at Wadsworth Middle School, and was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.
Troopers say the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Wadsworth City Schools will be releasing a statement with further detail regarding the identity of the involved student and along with counseling services that will be available for friends and classmates.
The crash remains under investigation.
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