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Boy, 13, Struck And Killed While Riding Bike Is Identified

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

LAKE ELSINORE (CBS) — The Riverside County coroner Saturday identified the 13-year-old boy who was killed while riding his bike in Lake Elsinore Friday evening.

Kayel Smith was killed 8 p.m. when he was riding west in the eastbound lanes of Riverside Drive, and apparently veered right to cross the road. He was struck from behind by one westbound vehicle, and thrown to the north side of the road.

Smith suffered major head injuries and was pronounced dead 10 minutes after the crash, at 8:10 p.m.

It was not known if Smith was wearing a helmet, or if his bike had a taillight, when the collision occurred.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said the motorist was cooperating with investigators and not cited.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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