An 8-year-old boy struck by a pickup truck while riding his bike in Killeen died from his injuries Wednesday afternoon.

The boy was hit about 6 p.m. Monday in the 4200 block of Cessnock Drive in Killeen. Witnesses said the boy, who was riding his bicycle south in the 6400 block of Nessy Drive on the east side of the roadway, failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with Cessnock Drive. He rode into oncoming traffic and was hit by the truck.

The boy was transported to McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White in Temple. Justice of the Peace Don Engleking pronounced him dead at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The boy’s name was not released by Killeen police at the request of his family.

No charges have been filed and the incident remains under investigation, police said.

Contact Chris McGuinness at or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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What's left to investigate?
A child who shouldn't have been riding in traffic disobeyed the basic traffic rules and got hit by a motor vehicle. Tragic as that may be no further investigation on that aspect of the incident is needed.
Now; maybe they should be investigating why an 8 year old child was riding in traffic? Particularly one who, apparently, didn't know the rules of the road.

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