A 13-year-old boy riding a bike in Cambridge, Minn. was struck and killed by a 16-year-old driver Thursday afternoon near the airport.
The accident happened around 3 p.m. near 329th Avenue and Airport Way. The 16-year-old driver cooperated with the investigation and was released to his parents with no citations issued.
Friday morning, the Isanti County sheriff's office identified the bicyclist killed in the crash as Colin Larson of rural Cambridge.
The Minnesota State Patrol is assisting with accident reconstruction to determine speed and any other factors that contributed to the crash.
School was out for the Education Minnesota conference, but grief counselors will be available to students on Monday.
"We are heartbroken at the tragic news of the death of 13-year-old Colin Larson, whose entire family is a treasured part of our First Baptist Church community. He was a loved member of our youth group, full of life and energy. Our church grieves alongside the Larson family, his siblings, extended family and his friends. We appreciate your prayers for all affected."
GATHERING FOR COLIN LARSON
The church has created an opportunity for junior high and high school students affected by Colin's death to grieve together. Parents are asked to respect the desire to keep this a students-only gathering.
Saturday, Oct. 19
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
First Baptist Church
304 Main Street, Cambridge
Colin Larson's funeral will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church.