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Florida boy, 7, dies after being struck by a motorcycle

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Dec 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-06 11:39:26-05

PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) -- Florida authorities are searching for a motorcyclist who struck a 7-year-old boy who later died at a hospital.

The Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release on Sunday that the boy was crossing a road in a residential neighborhood of Port Richey, Florida when he was hit by the motorcycle.

Following the late Saturday crash, the motorcyclist fled the scene. Witnesses told officials the suspect was a white man on an orange and black motorcycle.

The agency said that evidence collected at the scene of the crash indicates the suspect was on a Kawasaki Ninja 400 motorcycle of a recent year.