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16-year-old bicyclist killed in Buena Vista crash

The Buena Vista Police Department is investigating a crash that left a 16-year-old bicyclist dead.

Authorities said it happened Wednesday at about 6:30 p.m. in the 100 block of E 39th Street and involved a bicycle and a vehicle.

The teen boy riding the bicycle was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries.

We’re told the driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and is cooperating with police in the investigation.

Claims are circulating on social media that this incident is being investigated as a “hit-and-run” incident. We reached out to The Buena Vista Police Department for clarification and they stated, “That is not accurate. The driver simply moved their vehicle from the accident location to a nearby parking lot and waited for police where they were then very cooperative with the investigation.”

This is an ongoing investigation, and the Buena Vista Police Department is requesting that any persons with information about this incident please call the Buena Vista Police Department to speak with an officer.

Source: WSLS News 10

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