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9-Year-Old Dies After Accident While Riding Bicycle

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NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. - The Highway Patrol says a young boy died after hitting a tractor trailer in Newberry County.

Troopers say it happened at 6:35 p.m. Monday evening on Church Street just outside of the town of Whitmire.

The boy was airlifted to Richland Memorial Hospital where he later died.

The child, who was later identified as Bennett Dalton, was not wearing a helmet.

“This is truly a tragic loss for this family and community," Newberry County Coroner Craig Newton says.  "Our prayers are with Bennetts’ loved ones and friends during this very difficult time."

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.  No charges have been filed.

The death and crash remains under investigation.
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