Teenager struck, killed by tractor-trailer

Police are on the scene and investigating a fatal tractor-trailer accident that occurred on Linden Avenue Tuesday evening.

A young man ? who had just turned 18 ? was struck and killed by a tractor trailer. According to witnesses, the accident took place around 6:30 p.m. Authorities say the teen died instantly.

Friends and loved ones gathered together, lining the streets where the accident took place, just waiting for answers from authorities. People on the scene described the victim as nice and fun-loving. Friends say he was preparing to go on a job interview soon.

Neighbors say it?s not unusual to see large trucks making their way down the street. There are a lot of industries and warehouses nearby, locals say, and trucks are in the area every day. So far, there haven?t been any complaints about driving or speed, locals say ? but now, that may change.

Police will continue to investigate into the night. The identity of the victim has not been released.

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