Boy dies after being hit by truck

By The Associated Press 

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) _ Authorities say a boy has died after being struck by a tractor-trailer on a street in Brockton.      

Police said the accident happened at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Battles Street and Bunker Avenue.      

Friends and neighbors of the boy told reporters at the scene he was celebrating his 12th birthday by roller-blading. A vigil was held Thursday night in the neighborhood.      

The driver of the truck, hauling scrap metal, remained at the scene after the crash. Police said no charges have been filed.

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