Posted by on May 19, 2021 3:16 pm

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8 year old killed in atv accident in schuylkill county

An 8-year-old boy died in Schuylkill County Wednesday morning after he was struck by a tractor-trailer.

According to information released today by State Police in Frackville, the boy was riding an ATV in a private parking lot on Hazel St. in Delano Township this morning at about 11:40.

Police say as the boy was riding the ATV, a tractor trailer entered the same parking lot and was turning behind a garage on that property. The driver of the truck did not see the child on the ATV and struck him with the truck’s right rear tires.

The boy died as a result of the injuries he suffered.

Police have not released the name of the victim or the truck driver involved in this incident. The death is being ruled accidental.

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