TAMPA — A Martinez Middle School student is dead after being struck by a car while riding his bike.
Mitchell Bowers, 12, of Lutz rode his Raleigh inside the bicycle lane westbound on Van Dyke Road about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.
As he approached the intersection of Currie Ford Drive, a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said, he turned left in front of a vehicle traveling in the same direction.
Driver Bola Rezk-Alla, 17, of Thoroughbred Loop in Odessa, was unable to stop his Honda before striking the child, spokeswoman Debbie Carter said.
Bowers, a seventh-grader, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he died.
Carter said the crash remains under investigation, though charges appear unlikely.
Correction: Driver Bola Rezk-Alla is 17 years old. An earlier version of this post contained the wrong age, due to incorrect information released by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.