Troopers: No charges to be filed in fatal dirt bike accident

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CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. - South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said Thursday no charges will be filed in the death of a 7-year-old boy killed on a dirt bike in Chester County last month.

Tristan Mericle died Dec. 31 while riding his dirt bike on Highway 97. Troopers said Tristan rode out onto the highway in front of an 18-wheeler.

Troopers said the investigation is now closed.


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