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Teen fatally struck by school maintenance vehicle

OCALA Police Department
OCALA Police Department


A 13-year-old boy has died from his injuries after he was struck by a Marion County Public Schools maintenance vehicle.

The incident occurred Thursday around 6:50 a.m. while the teen was riding on the back of his mother’s motorcycle. 

According to the report, the teen and his mother were heading east on Southwest 20th Street, when the teen spotted one of his friends on the sidewalk. 

The mother then stopped her motorcycle in a turning lane and allowed the teen to get off of the bike and cross the road.

As the teen crossed, he was struck by a school district’s maintenance vehicle.

The teen was airlifted to a hospital where he died from his injuries around 5 p.m. Thursday. 

Officials are still investigating the crash.