fatal Baker County bicycle accident
A 17-year-old boy has died in Baker County, the result of an auto accident that occurred Monday night. The police department indicates that the boy was riding his bike after dark near the Lee and Baker Mobile Home Park on North Boulevard West. A 2001 Dodge Ram was traveling westbound on North Boulevard West when the bicycle appeared in the roadway heading southbound out of the mobile home park. The driver of the truck reported to authorities that he tried to swerve to avoid the boy on the bicycle, but could not in time, and struck the teenager in his side. The force of the collision launched the boy off of the bike and he came to rest on the pavement.