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Fund set up for boy, 10, killed while riding bicycle in Spanaway

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on April 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm |
April 10, 2013 12:55 pm

A fund has been set up for the family of Avery Duclos, a 10-year-old boy who was hit and killed by a pickup truck while riding his bicycle in Spanaway April 4.

Donations can be made to any U.S. Bank branch under the Avery Duclos Memorial Fund.

The boy was leaving a friend’s driveway in the 15500 block of 66th Avenue East to ride about seven blocks home when he pulled in front of a truck, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer has said.

The 64-year-old driver slammed on his brakes but was not able to avoid hitting Avery. The driver was not speeding and was not impaired, Troyer said, calling it a “tragic accident.”

“Avery was an ambitious South Hill Little League baseball player, a 5th grader at Naches Trail Elementary, a Cub Scout in Pack 679 and a soccer player,” according to a flier distributed by his Little League coach.

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