Boy hit, killed by semi near Duchesne

Posted at 12:00 PM, Mar 06, 2013

DUCHESNE, Utah — A 10-year-old boy died Wednesday morning after he was struck by a semitrailer.

It happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. on State Road 87, north of Duchesne. The boy was riding his bicycle on the southbound shoulder of the highway when a semitrailer passed him.

He rode his bike into the lane of travel and was struck by another semi-trailer which could not avoid hitting him, according to a statement from the Utah Department of Public Safety.

Attempts to resuscitate the boy at the scene were unsuccessful. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The weather and road conditions were clear and dry at the time of the crash. No citations were issued.