An 11-year-old boy was killed Tuesday evening when his small motorbike crashed into a brick mailbox, police said.
The motorbike, which was not street legal, broke into pieces and the mailbox was split in two, said Lt. Christopher Cook, a police spokesman.
It was apparently a “very high-speed impact,” Cook said.
The crash occurred about 7:15 p.m. in the 500 block of McQueary Street, a little west of the University of Texas at Arlington.
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The boy, who had not been identified late Tuesday, was unresponsive in the street when first responders arrived. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Cook said.
A girl about the same age was also taken to a hospital, Cook said.
“This is just an awful, awful case,” Cook said.
Friends and neighbors set up and gathered around a little memorial near the crash site.