DeKalb boy, 9, declared dead at C-PH after car-bike accident
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 9:15 am

DEKALB -- A nine-year-old DeKalb Junction boy was declared dead at Canton-Potsdam Hospital last night after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle.

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies said Jared Maurer was struck by a car along Cty. Rt. 17 at about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Kristen J. Gilson, 27, DeKalb Junction, was driving southbound when Jared went into the road from a private driveway, deputies said. Jared was struck by the vehicle and suffered numerous had and body injuries, deputies said.

Hermon Rescue took the boy to Canton-Potsdam Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Sheriff's deputies say they were assisted at the scene by state police, fire departments from Hermon and DeKalb, and Canton Rescue.

The Sheriff's Departrment says the investigation is continuing.