13-year-old on bike hit, killed in Ruskin

Last Updated: Sunday, August 13, 2017

A 13-year-old boy riding his bike was hit and killed Saturday night in Ruskin.

The crash occurred around 8:40 p.m. on 21st Street South East, north of 3rd Avenue South East. 

Hillsborough deputies said Messaih Hector, 13, was riding a black and green big wheel tricycle when he was hit by Keith Silva, 39. 

Deputies said Silva was traveling northbound in a Pontiac Grand AM and was unable to see Hector due to a lack of lighting in the area.

The Pontiac struck Hector, who deputies said died on scene. They also noted that Hector was not wearing a helmet. 

The investigation is ongoing.