Unfortunately an 11-year-old boy's life has been taken as a Calhoun County deputy hit the young man Tuesday night in Battle Creek Michigan.

According to WOOD, the young boy was riding his bike in the 9 p.m. hour near Lenon Street on Michigan Avenue when the deputy hit the boy with his police cruiser. The deputy happened to be on a call for a burglary in progress so he was traveling at a high speed.

The boy was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo where he later passed away. The deputy wasn't injured but still was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

The crash is still under investigation by the Michigan State Police. The boy's name has not been released but he has been confirmed as a student at one of Battle Creek's Public Schools.The school Superintendent, Kimberly Carter, has crisis teams and counselors responding to help the grieving classmates.

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