Police: Teen on bicycle run over, killed by mail truck

Associated Press
The Rolla Daily News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City say a teenager riding a bike has died after being run over by a mail truck. 

The incident happened Wednesday morning as the 15-year-old boy was riding his bicycle and emerged from an alleyway several blocks northwest of Blue Valley Park, the Kansas City Star reported. The teen came out of the alley as a U.S. Postal Service vehicle was traveling westbound on East 20th Street, police said.

Investigators believe the teen lost control of the bike and fell into the path of the mail truck. The teen was taken to a hospital, where he died. Police have not yet released the teen's name. 

Police continue to investigate the fatality.