A 7-year-old boy was killed Monday evening after being hit by a truck while riding a scooter in Lancaster County, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
The collision happened about 6:20 p.m. on Morningside Drive near China Berry Drive about 2 miles south of Lancaster, according to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the Highway Patrol.
Nija Tinsley Jr., 7, was riding an electric scooter south on a private drive and entered Morningside Drive, where the scooter was struck by a westbound Freightliner box truck.
Tinsley was not wearing a helmet and was taken by EMS to Springs Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Miller said.
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No charges have been filed, and the collision remains under investigation.
This is the second fatal crash in Lancaster County in less than three days. Two people were killed in a five-car crash in Indian Land on Saturday.