A 13-year-old boy riding his bike died in a collision with an SUV in the 1900 block of Remount Road on Saturday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.
The boy was riding behind a car in the southbound lane about 12:30 p.m. and turned left in front of the northbound 2008 Ford Explorer, police said.
Medic took the boy to Carolinas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 1 p.m.
Family members confirmed to WBTV that the boy was Jabbar Gatewood Jr., who was known by many as J.J. They said he was coming home from Walmart.
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Neither speed nor alcohol factored into the wreck, police said.
Police said they arrested the driver, Benjamin Ceasar McPherson, 47, for not having a valid N.C. operator’s license.