RUSKIN — A 13-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car Saturday night while he was riding a tricycle.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Messiah Hector, of Ruskin, was riding a black and green tricycle on 21st Street SE north of Third Avenue SE.
About 8:40 p.m., 39-year-old Keith Silva, driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am north on 21st Street SE, didn't see Messiah in the darkness, the Sheriff's Office said. The Pontiac hit Messiah, who wasn't wearing a helmet.
Messiah was pronounced dead at the scene.