Boy, 9, riding bike to school passes away after being hit by truck, troopers say

A 9-year-old boy was heading to school on his bicycle when he was struck and killed by a pickup truck, troopers said.

The crash occurred before 8 a.m. Monday at Webber Street and Nodosa Drive, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The truck was heading northbound on Nodosa Drive while the siblings were both on their bicycle traveling west on Webber Street.

Troopers said the brother, Roman Miller, and his older sister, a fifth-grader, came to a crosswalk at the intersection. The driver of the black pickup truck stopped and allowed the sister to cross, but hit Roman who was traveling behind her. Officials said the Roman was dragged under the truck and later died from his injuries.

Trooper said the driver did not see Roman. The roadway is blocked during the investigation, officials said. The boy attended Brentwood Elementary School.

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