Posted: Thursday, August 7th 2014 at 9:48am
Boy on bicycle struck, killed by van in Commerce
By B.J. Williams Administrator
COMMERCE - A 9-year-old Commerce boy was killed when he rode through a stop sign and was struck by a van Wednesday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Jackson County Emergency Services personnel said they were called to Brookwood Avenue at Carson Street in Commerce around 3:45 p.m.
Investigating troopers said it appeared Alexander Lamar King rode his bicycle through a stop sign from Brookwood Avenue turning left onto Carson Street. The child was struck by a 2006 Econoline van.
The van driver, Jimmy Lee Wise, 62, of Athens was not injured.
The investigation into the fatal accident is ongoing.
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