Boy dies after being struck by car

October 18, 2009 9:24:40 AM PDT
State police say a 13-year-old boy has died after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle.

The accident happened Saturday night, just outside the Wilmington city limits. Police say Dylan Meeks was trying to cross Maryland Avenue on the railroad tracks near Germay Drive when he was struck by a car.

The boy was trapped under the vehicle. Emergency workers freed him and rushed in to Christiana Hospital, where he died.

Police say Dylan was not wearing a helmet.

Police say alcohol and speed don't appear to be factors in the crash.

Police say alcohol and speed do not appear to be a factor in this collision. The investigation is on going.