Coroner: 6-year-old riding dirt bike fatally struck by vehicle on I-83

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NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. (WHTM) – Pennsylvania State Police in York are investigating after a boy was fatally struck by a vehicle on Interstate 83.

The crash, in the area of Exit 39 in Fairview Township, happened on I-83 northbound just around 5 p.m.

According to a release from the York County Coroner’s Office, the victim is a 6-year-old boy whose name is set to be released Wednesday morning.

State police previously released information stating the boy was 7 years old.

The cause of death was blunt force trauma and the child died at the scene. The boy was on a dirt bike when he rode into oncoming traffic on the interstate and was struck by a vehicle, according to the coroner’s release.

His death has been ruled accidental and there will be no autopsy.

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