Crime

7-year-old bicyclist identified after being fatally struck by pickup south of Boise

The Ada County Coroner identified the 7-year-old boy fatally struck by a pickup in Boise late last week as Eduard Prokopchuk.

Eduard, of Nampa, died Friday night at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise. He was hit by a pickup the night before in the 11000 block of West Amity Road.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office reported that Eduard was struck around 7:30 p.m. on the north side of West Amity Road, just east of Cloverdale Road. An 18-year-old man was driving the pickup that was traveling west on Amity. Eduard was one of three young bicyclists, all boys younger than 10, riding together on Amity, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office said.

A second bicyclist suffered minor injuries in the crash.

No one has been charged in the crash.

A GoFundMe account set up to help pay for funeral expenses and to help the family had received nearly $25,000 as of Thursday afternoon.

This is a developing news story that the Idaho Statesman will update later today.

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