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Boy dies after hitting semi on New Year’s Eve

Lucas Vance Staff Writer

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Lucas Vance


Staff Writer


GREAT FALLS — Authorities said an 8-year-old boy died Dec. 31 after he crashed a dirt bike into an 18-wheeler on S.C. 97 in Chester County.


S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the boy was driving a 2008 BAGA motorcycle type dirt bike on private property around 4:45 p.m. when he veered on to S.C. 97 and was hit by a 1994 International truck headed east.


The youth was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver, a 26-year-old Lancaster man, was not injured.


The crash remains under investigation.

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