Crime

Teen on scooter dies after being hit by vehicle on Eagle Road in Meridian

A 17-year-old died Tuesday evening after being struck by a vehicle on South Eagle Road in Meridian while he was riding a nonmotorized scooter, according to police.

The boy, identified Wednesday by the Ada County Coroner’s Office as Masen Burmester, was near the intersection of Eagle and Easy Jet Drive when he was hit by the motorist. That’s a section of Eagle Road that is south of Interstate 84. Burmester died at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, a news release from the coroner said.

The crash was reported at 4:49 p.m.

The intersection of Eagle and Easy Jet has traffic signals and marked crosswalks. It was not immediately known whether the teen was in a crosswalk when he was struck, police said.

The crash remains under investigation by the Meridian Police Department and Ada County Sheriff’s Office. The driver has not been identified, and no charges have been filed.

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