Police in Salina identify 6-year-old boy hit and killed by motorcycle

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SALINA, Utah — A 6-year-old boy who suffered head trauma after being hit by a motorcycle Monday night has died, police confirmed Wednesday.

Thursday, police identified the child as 6-year-old Tucker Sorenson.

According to a press release from the Salina City Police Department, community members have created a memorial at the site where the crash occurred.

The crash occurred around 6 p.m. Monday in the area of 400 South and 300 East. Police state two 14-year-old boys were traveling north on 300 East on motorcycles when the 6-year-old boy stepped out in front of the vehicles.

One of the teens did not see the child, and they collided. The victim was taken to a local hospital and then flown to Primary Children’s Medical Center with head trauma.

4 comments

    • Anon

      They were operating dirt bikes and although it was a road within the town, it’s not a very busy road and that road leads to other trails outside of town.

      • Rick

        …and those circumstances obviously abrogate all licensing and operator requirement laws as dictated by UDOT.
        Lets see: [Likely} non-street legal cycles, operated on a public road by under-age, unlicensed and uninsured drivers. We don’t even need to touch on potential speed or improper outlook issues.
        Sounds about right.

      • Stewart McDonald

        Rick is correect. In Utah a driver’s license and a motorcycle endorsement are required to ride a motorcycle on public roads. The same laws apply to kids riding 4-wheelers on public roads.

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