Teen bicyclist dies after collision

PORT ANGELES – A 15-year-old boy who was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after his bicycle was struck by a pickup truck on Lauridsen Boulevard at Francis Street on Tuesday has died.

The boy was Kai Daniel Vedin, according to a relative.

The boy, who lived in Port Angeles, died at Harborview on Wednesday, sid Deputy Chief Jason Viada of the Port Angeles Police Department. Harborview personnel had told him earlier on Wednesday that the child was still alive.

“While the investigation is not complete there is still no indication that the driver of the pickup broke any laws, but rather this is a case of a terrible tragic accident,” Viada said in an email.

The boy, who was not wearing a helmet, was riding north from the top of Francis Street down a hill and was not able to stop at the stop sign on Lauridsen Boulevard, Viada had said. When he began crossing Lauridsen, he was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by a Sequim resident.

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