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April 27, 2013: Authorities say a 14-year-old Georgia boy died after being struck by a police car.myfoxatlanta.com

A 14-year-old Georgia boy died Sunday after he was struck by a police patrol car while riding his bicycle. 

Chandler Jacob Weems of McDonough, Ga. died Sunday morning at an Atlanta hospital after being struck on his bicycle Saturday afternoon as he was exiting a driveway.

MyFoxAtlanta.com reports Chandler was riding from one friend's house to another with a group of teens when he was struck.

Henry County police Sgt. Joey Smith told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the officer "could not avoid the accident," which happened as he was going on duty. Smith says the officer, identified as Denise Allyson Romano, was "very distraught" after the accident.

The accident is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol. The accident occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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