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Arlington boy, 11, killed when motorbike crashes into brick mailbox

Neighbors gather near an impromptu memorial near the mailbox that was knocked over Tuesday night in the accident that killed an 11-year-old boy on a motorbike.
Neighbors gather near an impromptu memorial near the mailbox that was knocked over Tuesday night in the accident that killed an 11-year-old boy on a motorbike. msmith@star-telegram.com

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.

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.

Mark David Smith: 817-390-7808, @MarkSmith_FWST

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