Middletown boy, 10, killed in bike crash with pickup truck

A 10-year-old Middletown Schools student died Monday after his bicycle collided with a pickup truck.

Cain Adkins, a fourth-grader at Middletown’s Miller Ridge Elementary School, was riding a bike west on Miller Road at approximately 4:35 p.m. when he traveled west through the intersection with Breiel Boulevard and struck a pickup truck, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Adkins was taken to Atrium Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, OSHP said.

Middletown school buildings are closed while students learn remotely as part of coronavirus precautions. School officials said, however, that grief counselors will be made available online to students and staffers at Miller Ridge.

The crash remains under investigation, but OSHP officials said preliminary investigation shows that a 2012 GMC Sierra, driven by Brandon Wagner, 39, of Middletown, was traveling south on Breiel Boulevard through the intersection with Miller Road. Adkins “traveled west through the intersection and struck the GMC Sierra,” the OSHP said.

Wagner was not injured in the collision.

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