Feb 16, 2014 7:04 PM by Associated Press

Boy, 7, dies after being hit by truck in Phoenix

PHOENIX - Phoenix police say a 7-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a truck while out riding a scooter.

Police say the boy was struck at 1:30 p.m. Sunday near 17th Street and Pueblo Avenue.

They say he was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say the boy wasn't wearing a helmet while going east on Pueblo Avenue. They say the 67-year-old driver was heading north on 17th street at a slow speed but didn't see the boy.

Police spokesman James Holmes says the boy and his family were visiting relatives in Phoenix.

Holmes says the driver is cooperating with investigators and both roads will be closed for several hours.

They have not released the boy's name.


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