BOISE, Idaho — An Eagle teenager was killed after he was hit by a semi-truck while riding his bicycle near Highway 55 and Beacon Light Road intersection Friday afternoon.
The teenager has been identified by the Ada County Coroner as 14-year-old Rylan Hoob of Boise. The coroner's office listed the cause of death as "blunt force injuries."
According to the Ada County Sheriff's Office (ACSO), around 1:30 p.m., Hoob was on his bike stopped on the west side of Highway 55, near the Beacon Light Road intersection, when he was struck by the trailer of the semi taking a right turn onto Beacon Light.
Witnesses at the scene of the accident told police the driver of the semi-truck did not stop and kept driving west on Beacon Light.
A motorist dialed 911 and followed the truck, while witnesses of the accident rushed towards Hoob and began first aid. Once paramedics arrived on the scene, they quickly transported the boy to a local hospital; the boy was pronounced dead shortly after arriving, according to ACSO.
Eagle Police pulled the 70-year-old semi-truck driver by the Beacon Light, Linder Road intersection, more than 4 miles down the road from the accident. Police interviewed the man, but no charges or citations have been issued at this time.
Eagle Police are still investigating the crash.
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