Child hit by pickup truck while riding bike, killed

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The scene of a crash on June 13, 2019 in Cascade Township, Mich.

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.

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