A 16-year-old died early this morning of injuries he sustained in an accident late Thursday night, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said.
Trent Lloyd Romero of Vancleave was on a bicycle when he pulled out in front of a vehicle on Jim Ramsey Road at Schoolland Road in Vancleave around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Byrd said.
The teen was airlifted from the scene to the University of South Alabama Medical Center, where he died of his injuries around 1:30 a.m. today, Byrd said.
No foul play is suspected.
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The driver of the 2004 pickup that struck Romero's bike, Byrd said, did not appear to have any way to avoid hitting Romero. The pickup truck driver submitted to a blood-alcohol screening, which is standard in any collision involving a death, though the sheriff said she was obviously upset, but in no way appeared impaired.
The Sun Herald updates this story in Saturday's edition.