A motorcycle with a stuck throttle has left a Phenix City boy dead on Bayview Drive and the driver in the hospital, authorities said Saturday.
Christopher Allen Haywood, 12, was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma at 1:15 p.m. Friday after the accident, said Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry Jr.
The driver of the three-wheel motorcycle was taken to the hospital but information on his condition was unavailable.
The coroner said Haywood was a passenger on the motorcycle when the driver in his 30s went for a test drive. Sumbry said the throttle stuck and both occupants jumped from the motorcycle.
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The boy’s body will be sent to the Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery on Monday for an autopsy.
The accident is under investigation by the Phenix City Police Department.