Simi Valley Residents Mourn Boy Who Was Struck, Killed Semi-Truck

Drugs and alcohol were not suspected in the crash, authorities said.

By Jane Yamamoto and Brandon Lowrey
|  Monday, May 27, 2013  |  Updated 7:49 AM PDT
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Several Simi Valley residents came to an intersection Sunday, May 26, 2013, to mourn the death of a child who was struck and killed by a semi-truck over the night before. Jane Yamamoto reports from Simi Valley in the NBC4 News at 5 p.m.

Several Simi Valley residents came to an intersection Sunday, May 26, 2013, to mourn the death of a child who was struck and killed by a semi-truck over the night before. Jane Yamamoto reports from Simi Valley in the NBC4 News at 5 p.m.

Simi Valley residents on Sunday mourned a 12-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a semi-truck a night earlier.

Several people left flowers near the crash site at the intersection of Tapo and Alamo streets.

"I don't know this boy's family (but) I wish I did so I could tell them in person how sorry I am," one woman told NBC4.

"I'm a mom myself and it really bothers me," another mourner said. "I'm horrified by it."

About 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, a 12-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy were riding bikes near the intersection when a turning Fresh & Easy semi-truck struck and killed the older boy.

The younger boy, believed to be a friend, was not injured. The truck driver cooperated with police and was not suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

A witness said she saw the man sitting on the curb and holding his head in his hands after the crash.

Police were investigating the cause of the collision.

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