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Boy, 13, dies after being struck by car Friday

 LAS VEGAS -- The 13-year-old bicyclist who was hit by a car Friday night died on Sunday. The Clark County Coroners office has identified him as Cameron Demaranville. 

He was a student at Grant Sawyer Middle School.

According to Metro Police, Demaranville was riding his bicycle in a crosswalk on Jones Boulevard at Dewey Drive, near Russell Road, when he was struck by a Toyota Corolla around 8:30 p.m. The Corolla was driven by a 17-year-old.

The boy's bike became lodged underneath the front of the car and was dragged until the car came to a stop.

The crash happened one day after another teenager was hit at the very same intersection.

Friends and family of Demaranville have prayed and put up signs for their classmate who died while riding his bike.

"As soon as we got to school they had this announcement saying what had occurred," said Valerie Gonzalez.

Monday was a somber day inside Grant Sawyer Middle School as classmates of Damaranville got word of his tragic death.

"We were just kind of ... just recognizing more outstanding things that he did," said Gonzalez. "How he would always say hi and stuff to random people. He was just a lot of fun."

Police say Damarnville, who was following his friend across the street, rode his bike and was hit by an oncoming car. 

"From what we're being told by the voluntary witnesses," said Capt. Peter Boffelli, Metro Police. "That both young men were on their bicycles ... they darted straight into the crosswalk."

"I just think that's so awful," said Caroline Waters, who lives in a nearby neighborhood.

She waters uses the crosswalk regularly and while speed may not have been a factor in the crash, she says cars don't always stop.

"Most of the time when I'm by myself, I have to wait for a few cars, after one car, to finally slow down and stop," she said.

Just one day before Damarville's death, a 15-year-old was hit in the same crosswalk.

Police say county engineers have been out to the site after both crashes to reassess the area. There's no word if any changes will be made at this point. 

Police are still investigating the crash.


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