Child hit by pickup truck while riding bike, killed

Posted at 6:32 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 17:39:48-04

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 6-year-old died Thursday after being hit by a pickup truck while riding his bike in Kent County.

It happened around 6:10 p.m. near the intersection of Laraway Lake Drive and Cascade Road.

Authorities said the boy and his father started to cross Laraway Lake Drive when the boy was hit by a truck turning west onto Cascade Road.

Drugs and alcohol aren’t believed to be factors in the crash. The boy was wearing a helmet.

Roads in the immediate area were closed while crews worked to clear the scene.