13-year-old bicyclist hit, killed by car in Parkland

A 13-year-old bicyclist was hit and killed by a driver on Tuesday evening, according to Washington State Patrol.

WSP said the crash occurred on SR-7 near 134th Street S. in Parkland around 4 p.m. The teen was crossing at the crosswalk when he was hit by a Jeep.

The victim died at the scene, WSP said. 

"Losing someone, it hurts, especially when you’re that close to them," said Maile Brown, a friend of the victim. 

"It is horrible that a 13-year-old lost his life today, and seeing the friends and the family here is heartbreaking because a lot of us have children that are that same age," said Washington State Patrol Trooper Robert Reyer. 

According to WSP, the driver remained at the scene. It does not appear that the driver was impaired, WSP said. 

The victim's family has set up a GoFundMe to cover funeral expenses.