Jul 03, 2020 1:07 PM

Teen on bicycle run over by mail truck in Kansas City has died

Posted Jul 03, 2020 1:07 PM

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Police in Kansas City say a teenager riding a bike has died after being run over by a mail truck.

The incident happened Wednesday morning as the 15-year-old boy was riding his bicycle and emerged from an alleyway several blocks northwest of Blue Valley Park.

The teen came out of the alley as a U.S. Postal Service vehicle was traveling westbound on East 20th Street, police said.

Investigators believe the teen lost control of the bike and fell into the path of the mail truck. The teen was taken to a hospital, where he died. Police have not yet released the teen’s name.

Police continue to investigate the fatality.