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8-year-old boy on bike hit and killed by car in Post Falls

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POST FALLS, Idaho -

An 8-year-old boy is dead after being hit by a car while riding his bike in his Post Falls neighborhood.

Deputies call this the hardest day when they have to investigate cases like this. They say the 8 year-old boy lived in the neighborhood and was riding his bike with two friends.

"It's absolutely tragic. I can't even imagine. My son's 8 years old and the idea breaks my heart in half," says neighbor Jim Lindsay.

Kootenai County Sheriff's deputies say the 8-year-old was hit by a driver while turning onto Aspen Way in Post Falls. The 22-year-old driver is cooperating with police, but he was arrested on an unrelated traffic warrant.

Lindsey says it's a tight knight neighborhood who keep a watch on each other.

"This is a relatively family friendly neighborhood. We know a lot of people who live here. we trick-or-treat with one another. We look out for one another."

Deputies don't know yet whether charges will be pressed against the driver in this case. They have not released the name's of the child hit, or the driver yet.

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