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15-year-old bicyclist struck, killed by pickup in Jasper Co.

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JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A 15-year-old boy died as a result of injuries he suffered when he was struck by a pickup near Buna while he was riding a bicycle Friday night.

Trooper David Hendry, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the boy has been identified as Dakota Sorenson, of Houston.

According to the DPS accident report, the accident occurred approximately eight miles north of Buna on State Highway 62 at about 8:43 p.m. A 2014 Chevrolet pickup driven by Jackie Goins, 52, of Buna was traveling north on SH 62 when it struck Sorenson, who was riding a bicycle in the middle of the northbound lane.

Sorenson was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont for treatment of his injuries, and he was pronounced dead at 10:06 p.m. Friday.

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