14-year-old Crandall boy killed in bicycle crash

A 14-year-old boy was hit by a car and killed Tuesday evening in the Kaufman County city of Crandall.

Crandall police said it happened around 6:30 p.m. on northbound FM 741.

A group of juveniles on bikes tried to cross the bridge between Thelma and Griffin lanes. They told police they thought they could make it before an approaching car reached them.

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Unfortunately, the vehicle struck two of the juveniles who were on a single bike. 

Police said the child who was pedaling the bike suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

The 14-year-old who was killed had been riding on the bike’s back pegs. He died at the scene despite an officer’s attempt to save his life.

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According to inforney.com, the boy was a freshman at the Crandall Freshman Center.

The school is expected to have grief counselors on campus for his classmates and teachers.