According to reports, a 13-year-old boy was killed in a crash involving a bicycle and a van in Wadsworth. An investigation is currently underway.
At approximately 2:30 p.m., as per a statement from the Wadsworth Police Department, the incident occurred. A motor vehicle crash involving a van and a bicyclist on Silvercreek Road near Longbrook Drive was reported to the police.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the 13-year-old boy was cycling on the sidewalk on Longbrook, while a Parma woman was driving a Ford Transit van in the westbound direction on Longbrook.
According to troopers, the bicycle failed to stop at the intersection of Silvercreek and Longbrook. The boy was struck by the van as it made a left turn.
According to Wadsworth City Schools, a 13-year-old boy named James Kennedy was declared deceased at the location. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, no additional injuries have been reported in the crash under investigation.
According to reports, a student named James Kennedy attended Wadsworth Middle School and was in the 7th grade.
According to a statement released to 3News, Wadsworth City Schools has made an announcement.
Wadsworth Middle School is saddened to report the passing of James Kennedy, one of our students. It has been reported that he passed away in a tragic accident. The family has requested privacy as they go through this challenging period.
According to the Wadsworth Crisis Response Team, trained crisis counselors will be available to meet with students and staff starting tonight (Friday) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The counselors will be stationed at the Media Center of Wadsworth Middle School.
Parents are advised to contact their child’s school office on Monday if they believe their child requires further assistance. The school has a list of additional mental health resources available within the school and the community.
According to our sources, crisis counselors will be available for students on Monday and potentially beyond, as needed. The Kennedy family, friends, and the entire Wadsworth community are in our thoughts and have our support.
The Alternative Paths/Medina County Crisis Line at 330-725-9195 can provide immediate crisis/mental health assistance if needed.
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