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13-Year-Old Bicyclist Struck, Killed in Mountain View: Police

The driver involved in the collision at El Camino Real and Grant Road is cooperating with authorities

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A 13-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed in Mountain View Thursday morning, police said.

The teenager was hit by a transport truck at about 8:15 a.m. at the intersection of El Camino Real and Grant Road, according to police.

The teen was treated at the scene and transported to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Family members and classmates are remembering a 13-year-old middle school student, who was killed after he was struck by a truck driver in Mountain View Thursday. Cheryl Hurd reports.

The truck driver remained at the scene of the collision and cooperated with authorities, according to police. Authorities do not believe that speed, drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision.

On Thursday night, there was a steady stream of people bringing flowers and candles to the scene, where 13-year-old was struck and killed. His family are still in shock.

“He was always there for his family. He was a good student. He had good grades. He was just a really good person,” said Valeria Gonzalez, the victim's cousin.

The superintendent of the Mountain View Whisman School District said the teen attended Graham Middle School.

"There are no words that I can say to help take away the pain that we are collectively feeling," Superintendent Ayindé Rudolph said in a message to the district community.

Although Thursday's crash didn’t happen in front of Graham Middle School, local group "" said there have been at least three crashes involving students, bicycles and cars in the past 10 years.

An investigation into the collision is ongoing.

"First and foremost, please know, these investigations take time," police said in a statement. "We want to make sure we look at every possible avenue of investigation to ensure we are thorough and thoughtful. This includes viewing any and all possible video that may have captured the incident, interviews with involved parties or witnesses, a reconstruction of the scene and more."

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Officer Kevin Solomon at

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