Boy hit, killed by garbage truck while riding bike, police say

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - A 9-year-old boy was killed after being struck by a Sheboygan garbage truck at 14th and Center streets on Wednesday morning, according to police.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the truck was driving northbound on 14th street when city workers attempted to make a right turn to go eastbound on Center Street. The boy was biking northbound on 14th Street at the same time, according to police.

The boy was a student at a local school, and police believe he was on his way to school at the time of the collision.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is conducting the investigation because it was a city-owned vehicle involved in the crash.

Officials are not releasing the boy's identity at this time.



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