Speech to Text for 13 year old boy dies in a fatal car accident on Highway 99
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late breaking, this is kezi 9 news at 5" a family is mourning the loss of their 13-year old son today... he was hit and killed by a pickup truck while riding his bike on highway 99 last night -- near cottage grove. thanks for joining us this afternoon.. i'm bob schaper. people who live nearby say it's a dangerous area. kezi 9 news reporter macy hyland has more from the scene and why people feel the area isn't safe. i'm here near mile 10 and a half off highway 99. a 13 year old boy was hit and killed here last night while riding his bike. neighbors tell me this tragic accident doesn't surprise them. vo police say it happened around six last night here on highway 99. they say 85-year old richard perini hit the 13-year old boy traveling south. witnesses say the boy was wearing dark clothes and it was hard to see him. marcie pittman who lives right where the accident happened says she's seen far too many accidents happen in the little time she's lived here. sot "and it's a ver very dangerous road without sides for people to get off on. and i wasn't surprised, it was very very sad." pittman says her driveway was blocked off by the investigationwhich went on for several hours. she says some of the things that cause problems on this road are speeding, unecessary passing, and pedestrians and bicyclists not having enough room. right now the investigation is ongoing. police say perini is cooperating fully and is not suspected of any wrongdoing. reporting on highway 99, macy hyland, kezi nine news