Truck hits, kills boy riding bicycle

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COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Police in Kentucky have arrested a motorist after a 6-year-old boy was fatally struck while riding his bicycle.

Media outlets report the boy was struck Friday by a pickup truck in Covington, Kentucky.

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Covington police charged 45-year-old Christopher Wells with leaving the scene of an fatal accident.

Officers located Wells at a nearby shopping center. Police have not released the boy’s identity and say he was killed instantly.

At a vigil on Friday night, the boy’s parents identified him as Eli Kindt.

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10/8/2017 1:45:35 PM (GMT -4:00)

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