13-year-old boy killed by pickup near Cottage Grove

Officials said a teenage boy was hit and killed by a pickup while riding his bike on Highway 99 Wednesday night.

Posted: Dec. 7, 2017 12:31 AM
Updated: Dec. 7, 2017 9:44 AM

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. --- A teenager riding his bike was struck and killed by a pickup, officials reported Wednesday night. They said it happened about three miles north of Cottage Grove on Highway 99.

Oregon State Police confirmed it happened around 6 p.m., but the identity of the 13-year-old boy was withheld pending notification of the family.

A fire official told KEZI 9 News that the full-size pickup was headed southbound on Highway 99 near Lynx Hollow and England roads when the boy was hit. He died at the scene.

The 85-year-old driver refused medical attention and is cooperating with investigators. He is not suspected of any wrongdoing.

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