Boy Struck, Killed by Trash Truck in Newport Beach

An 8-year-old boy with a bike was struck and killed on Wednesday by a trash truck in Newport Beach, police said.

The boy was struck about 1:30 p.m. at East 15th Street and Irvine Avenue, near Newport Heights Elementary School, according to police Lt. Jeff Brouwer.

The boy was a third-grader at the school.

Aerial footage showed the truck driver who appeared to be distraught as co-workers appeared to console him while police investigated the crash.

It was not immediately clear whether the boy was riding or walking with his bike, police said.

Officers also said it didn't appear that alcohol or drugs played a factor in the crash. 

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