BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — Update:
The victim has been identified as Jaycoby Estrada by a family member.
The Blair Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them:
The Blair Police Department is seeking the public's' assistance. If anyone was a witness to today's fatality accident please call 402-426-6866.— Ofc. Hatheway (@OfcHatheway) August 23, 2019
Police say an 11-year-old boy was killed riding his bicycle in eastern Nebraska.
Blair police say the boy was struck by a truck Friday morning. His name hasn’t been released, but police say he was a student at Otte Blair Middle School in Blair.
The accident is being investigated.
The following email was sent to parents:
It is with deep regret that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community. On Friday morning, August 23rd, a sixth grade student at Otte Middle School, died as a result of a vehicle/pedestrian accident. The student’s family has been notified.
This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school, especially our students. Blair Community Schools has a Crisis Intervention Team made up of professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents, and school personnel at difficult times such as this. At all of our school buildings we have counselors available for any student who may need or want help or any type of assistance surrounding this loss. We encourage you, as parents and guardians, to also feel free to use our resources. Counselors will be available until 6:00 pm today and from 10 am-noon on Saturday, August 24th, at Otte Middle School, 555 Jackson Street, Blair.
Blair Community School District works directly with Arbor Family Counseling in Omaha for the Student Assistance Program, which provides two free counseling sessions for every student in the district. They have a 24-hour phone access line at 402-330-0960.
We are saddened by the loss to our school community and will make every effort to help you and your child as you need.
Superintendent of School