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Charlotte High School Student Struck and Killed on Bicycle

A Myers Park High School student is dead after tragically being hit and killed while riding his bike to school Tuesday morning.

According to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police, the 14-year-old freshman was riding on the sidewalk when he lost control from swerving to avoid trashcans.

He was struck just before 7 a.m. on his morning ride to school by a US Foods Truck in the 2100 block of Sharon Lane near Providence road.

The young man was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and died on the scene.

Friends and family visited the scene of the crash, leaving flowers and notes.

No charges are being filed against the truck driver.

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