13-year-old boy dies after being hit by MCPS truck
OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - A 13-year-old boy who was flown from Ocala to UF Health Shands has died after a vehicle hit him while crossing the road.
Ocala Police Department officers say the crash happened on Southwest 20th Street between 29th Terrace and 30th Court. The 13-year-old boy was reportedly riding a motorcycle with his mother when he got off to cross the street to meet a friend.
A Marion County Public Schools maintenance truck collided with the boy as he crossed the road. Crews trauma alerted him to a local hospital. He was later flown to UF Health Shands in critical condition.
OPD officers say the driver remained at the scene after the wreck. They are investigating the circumstances of the crash.
The roadway was blocked for several hours but has since reopened.
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