WHITMIRE, SC (WACH)- A 9-year-old boy is dead after colliding with a tractor trailer in Whitmire Thursday.
Newberry County Coroner Craig Newton said Bennett Dalton of Whitmire was riding his bicycle on Church and Odell Streets in Whitmire, when he was struck by a tractor trailer in the City of Whitmire Monday late Monday afternoon about 6:32. Bennett was treated at the scene before being taken by helicopter to Palmetto Health Richland's Children's Hospital. Dalton died at 9:09 p.m. from what Hospital staff called multiple system injuries.
Newton plans an autopsy for Tuesday.
The accident is still under investigation by the Highway Patrol and Newberry Coroner's office.