8-year-old dies after being hit by tractor trailer

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DELANO TOWNSHIP, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — An 8-year-old boy has died from traumatic injuries after being struck by a tractor trailer in Delano Township on Wednesday, according to state police.

Police say the 8-year-old was driving an ATV in a private parking lot when a tractor trailer entered the parking lot and turned behind a garage and struck the child on the ATV.

Police say the driver of the tractor trailer did not see the child on the ATV. It is unknown if the child was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

State police have ruled the death accidental.

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