A 13-year-old male from rural Cambridge has died after being hit by a 16-year-old male driver just before 3 p.m. Thursday while riding his bike.
The Isanti County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call of a crash involving a pedestrian and a car by the Cambridge Airport, near the east intersection of Hillary Circle and 329th Avenue in Cambridge Township.
When officers arrived, it was determined that the crash was between a car and a bicyclist. Emergency crews from Allina Ambulance worked on trying to revive the driver of the bike but were not successful. The bicyclist, Colin Nathaniel Larson, died at the scene.
The driver of the car, from the city of Cambridge, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital for evaluation. The driver of the car was driving a Pontiac Grand Am and was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the incident.
According to a press release by the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office, Larson was southbound on Hillary Circle heading to a neighbor’s home off of 329th Avenue and the car was westbound on 329th Avenue when the collision occurred on 329th Avenue. The intersection is controlled by a stop sign for southbound traffic entering onto 329th Avenue from Hillary Circle.
The driver of the car remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. After the investigation was completed, he was released to his parents.
As part of the investigation, the medical examiner’s office was called to assist. The Minnesota State Patrol Crash Reconstruction Team was called to assist with reconstructing the crash to determine speed and any other factors that may have been contributing factors of the crash. Voluntary blood draws were performed as well as part of the investigation.
As of this time, no arrests or citations have been issued. This crash remains under investigation by the Isanti County Sheriffs Office and the Minnesota State Patrol and the Isanti County Attorney’s Office.
Assisting at the scene were Cambridge Police, Cambridge Fire, Isanti County Safety and Rescue, Minnesota State Patrol and Allina Ambulance.