WHITMIRE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy riding his bicycle has been killed after he was struck by an 18-wheeler in Whitmire.
Newberry County Coroner Craig Newton said Bennett Dalton was pulling out of a driveway on to state Highway 72 when he was hit around 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Newton says the boy was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Columbia, but died less than three hours later.
The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, along with Whitmire Police and Newberry County deputies. No charges have been filed.
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