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Le Mars Boy Killed When His Bicycle Struck By Car

Le Mars — A Tuesday evening accident has claimed the life of a Le Mars boy.

A ten-year old Le Mars boy died at the Floyd Valley Healthcare hospital, after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle.

According to authorities, the accident happened at about 5:12 Tuesday afternoon on Business Highway 75. The accident report says the ten year old, identified as Elijah Peters, was going westbound crossing the street riding his bicycle when he was struck by a northbound Toyota Corolla, driven by 21-year-old Diego Gomez also of Le Mars.

Grief counselors were reportedly assigned to the Le Mars elementary schools Wednesday.

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