Boy, 7, killed in bike wreck

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Child collided with truck; bike a Christmas gift

By Nancy Parsons

GREAT FALLS – A 7-year-old boy was fatally injured about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, after his dirt bike collided with a tractor- trailer truck on S.C. 97 near Great Falls.
Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said Tristan Gabriel Mericle of 5116 Great Falls Highway, Great Falls, was pronounced dead at the scene due to blunt force trauma.
Tinker said the boy was riding a Baja 49cc Motorsport dirt bike he got for Christmas when he was struck by a city of Lancaster tractor trailer truck.
Investigation continues

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