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Boy riding bike struck, killed in North Smithfield

November 4, 2010

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NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I.—A 13-year-old North Smithfield boy who died after the bike he was riding was struck by a van has been identified by police.

Police say Scott Wright died Thursday at Hasbro Children's Hospital. The collision happened at about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Capt. Tom R. Lafluer says the boy was apparently riding his bicycle across Route 102 at the intersection of North Main Street when he was hit. Police say it appears he was not wearing a helmet.

Lafluer said no charges have been filed against the driver, and the accident remains under investigation.