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7-year-old boy killed in bike accident

By Ladd Brubaker | Posted - Aug. 7, 2011 at 10:09 a.m.


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CLEVELAND, Emery County — A 7-year-old boy was hit and killed while riding his bike early Saturday evening.

The boy, Jared Anderson, from Castle Dale, was with family visiting relatives just outside of Cleveland. The home is located on a hill adjacent to state Route 155 near milepost three, the Utah Highway Patrol reports.

As other children were playing outside, Anderson borrowed a bike and may have had difficulty working the bike's hand and foot brakes, according to UHP spokesman Joe Dougherty.

Anderson coasted down the home's long, steep driveway, and onto state Route 155 into the path of a westbound Toyota Avalon around 6:18 p.m. The driver told investigators he was going about 50 mph when the boy rode in front of him. Anderson died at the scene. Investigators say the incident appears to be an accident.

Email: lbrubaker@desnews.com

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