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News: Teen cyclist hit, killed by car during chain reaction crash in Menomonee River Hills East

by | Jun 30, 2023 | News

MILWAUKEE, WI — A 13-year-old boy died Thursday afternoon after being struck and pinned by an out-of-control vehicle while on a bicycle in northwest Milwaukee, according to TMJ4.

The events unfolded on a stretch of North 76th Street between West Denver Avenue and Good Hope Road, in the city’s Menomonee River Hills East area. It was first reported at about 1:45 p.m.

A preliminary investigation found that a vehicle was turning onto northbound 76th Street from Denver Avenue when it collided with a second vehicle heading northbound on 76th Street. The impact of that crash caused the second vehicle to lose control and veer onto the sidewalk, where it hit the teen cyclist and three ATVs that were parked in the area.

The teen, who was pinned and trapped between the ATVs, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Authorities said the driver of the out-of-control vehicle, a 22-year-old man, suffered injuries considered non-life-threatening and was taken to a nearby hospital.

It was unclear whether the other driver remained at the scene, but no other injuries have been reported.

An investigation was in progress.

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