Child hit by pickup truck while riding bike, killed
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.