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Crash Alert: Teen bicyclist hit, killed by USPS truck
KANSAS CITY, MO - A 15-year-old boy died Wednesday after his bicycle was hit by a USPS truck, KCTV reports.
Police responded to reports of the collision at E 20th Street and Denver Avenue shortly after 10 a.m.
They determined that the on-duty postal vehicle was traveling eastbound on 20th St. when the bicyclist emerged from an alleyway just west of Denver Ave. The teenaged cyclist lost control and fell onto the roadway in front of the truck, which was unable to stop in time.
The boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment, where he was pronounced dead.
Police apprehended the postal worker at the scene but released them pending further questioning.
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