OCALA, FL – Ocala police said a teenage boy died after being hit by a Marion County Public School maintenance vehicle last week.
In a Facebook post, the Ocala Police Department said the incident took place Thursday morning on SW 20th Street at about 6:50 a.m. The investigation determined that the victim, a 13-year-old boy, was riding with his mother on a motorcycle heading east.
When the woman stopped the motorcycle, the boy got off to see a friend on the sidewalk and ran across the westbound lanes of traffic. At that point he was hit by the maintenance vehicle, which was towing a trailer and a lawn mower.