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Teen bicyclist killed in collision with postal vehicle in KCMO

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 17:26:22-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 15-year-old boy riding a bicycle near East High School was struck by a vehicle and killed Wednesday in Kansas City, Missouri.

KCPD said the unidentified teen from KCMO “lost control” and fell into the path of a U.S. Postal Service vehicle delivering mail in the area of East 20th Street and Denver Avenue.

The crash happened shortly after 10 a.m.

The bicyclist emerged from an alley in the middle of the block on Denver Avenue, according to KCPD.

He was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The postal worker remained at the scene and was released pending further investigation.

This is the 49th traffic fatality in KCMO in 2020, according to police.