14-year-old killed when pickup truck hit his bicycle in Lewis County

A 14-year-old boy is dead after being hit by a pickup truck in the Lewis County Town of Watson.

Investigators say the driver of the pickup truck was heading down George Hill Road at about 5:30 pm when two 14-year-olds drove out of a driveway on their bicycles into the path of the truck.

Deputies say the driver tried to stop the truck, but hit 14-year-old Travis Sawyer, of Lowville, ejecting him from the bike.

Sawyer was taken to Lewis County General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The second teen, Todd Miller, was also hit, but only suffered minor injuries.

Deputies were assisted by New York State Police, Lewis County Search and Rescue and the Lowville Fire Department.

There were no tickets issued, but the investigation is continuing.