The Georgia State Patrol said a 9-year-old boy killed Wednesday afternoon when his bicycle was struck by a van on Carson Street in Commerce had ridden into the path of the vehicle that struck him.
A spokesman for the Athens post of the GSP said the boy, identified by local sources as Alexander King, came off the hill on Brookwood, ran the stop sign at Carson Street and was struck by a vehicle driven by Jimmy Wise, 62, of Athens.
According to the GSP, King died at the scene.
The accident occurred at about 3:30 p.m.
No charges were filed in connection with the accident.