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Detroit — A 15-year-old was fatally struck Wednesday while riding a moped on the city's east side, police said.

Police responded to the incident at 7:10 p.m. in the 18000 block of Helen Street, between Van Dyke and East Seven Mile.

Police said the 15-year-old was riding his moped northbound on the sidewalk of Helen Street when he was struck by the driver of a four-door vehicle who lost control.

The 24-year-old driver was in police custody.

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