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12-year-old LaBelle boy fatally hit by truck

Posted: 10:13 AM, Jan 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-07 10:22:34-05
Fatality reported in Port Charlotte crash

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. -- Troopers say a LaBelle boy died Sunday when he entered the path of a dump truck.

It happened around 4 p.m. on Evans Road near Fussell Grade Road.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, 12-year-old Noah Alvarado was riding a kneeboard in the westbound lane of Evans Road but entered the eastbound lane as a dump truck was approaching.

The driver of the truck attempted to avoid the child, but the truck struck the boy before going into a ditch and hitting a fence.

Alvarado was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck's driver was uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation.