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Police identify boy, 16, as victim of deadly crash involving minibike

Posted at 7:23 AM, Feb 25, 2024

UPDATE, Feb. 27 | Police have identified the juvenile victim as 16-year-old male Jaylin Todd.

ORIGINAL REPORT | Police in Kansas City, Missouri, report a juvenile riding a minibike succumbed to their injuries after being struck by a vehicle Saturday.

A police spokesperson said that around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, the juvenile riding a Serengeti minibike failed to stop at the intersection of E. 23rd Street and southbound Chelsea Avenue.

While in the intersection, the juvenile was struck by the driver of an unknown white van that had been traveling westbound on 23rd Street.

The driver of the van did not stop after the collision and continued westbound.

The juvenile, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the minibike and transported in critical condition to an area hospital.

Sunday, police provided an update the juvenile succumbed to their injuries.

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