Florida boy, 9, killed while riding bike to school

Roman Miller
Posted at 9:08 AM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 09:21:50-04

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old Florida boy was struck and killed by a truck while riding his bike to school.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that Roman Miller died at a hospital shortly after Monday morning's crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the third grader and his older sister were heading to Brentwood Elementary School. Crash investigators say a woman in a pickup truck stopped at a stop sign as the sister crossed the street and then apparently pulled forward without realizing Roman was coming next. The truck hit the boy and dragged him about 15 feet.

A state trooper says the bicyclists had the right of way. No charges were immediately reported.